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New Requirements Approved For Businesses To Provide ‘Key Lock Box’ and ‘Pre-Plan Information’

September 1, 2016

Hampden Township Commissioners approved two new Ordinances to assist the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company in providing better response to emergency situations at commercial establishments.

The ‘Key Lock Box Ordinance’ requires all businesses within the Township to have a key lock box installed on the exterior portion of the building which is accessible to the Fire Company. The key lock box shall contain keys to all locked doors in the facility and provide three emergency contact phone numbers for representatives from the business. This requirement will provide for a faster and safer response to emergency calls at commercial establishments.

Residential property owners may, at their sole option, install a key lock box at their home which will prove useful to