What is the Residential Lock Box Program?

The Mayfield Heights Fire Department Lock Box Program assists firefighters Lockboxand paramedics in gaining rapid entry into your home in the event of an emergency, saving time and property by eliminating the need for forced entry.

What is a Lock Box?

A residential lock box is a heavy, metal, safe-like box that is mounted on the door jamb of your home. A key to your house is secured inside the box, and access to the box can only be obtained by a master key created specifically for the Mayfield Heights Fire Department. This master key remains secured on Fire Department apparatus and is only accessible to Mayfield Heights Fire Safety Personnel.

In the event of an emergency in which you are unable to open the door for First Responders, the Fire Department can use their master key to open the lock box and access your house key to gain entry into your home. Having a lockbox can add lifesaving minutes during an emergency and can save property damage that forcibly gaining entry may cause.

Purchasing a Lock Box

If you are the owner of a single-family home in Mayfield Heights, you may purchase a Residential Lock Box for $35 through the Mayfield Heights Fire Department. A Fire Official will schedule an appointment to come to your home and install the box for you.

Please call Laura at the Mayfield Heights Fire Dept. at 440 442-2626 ext. 295 for details.


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1. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in a roof during a fire?
2. Why do firefighters block traffic lanes at motor vehicle accidents and more lanes than are necessary?
3. Sometimes I see fire apparatus with lights and siren in operation proceeding through intersections and then after they go through they turn off their lights and slow down?
4. Why does my water turn brown when firefighters turn on fire hydrants?
5. Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?
6. Why are smoke detectors so important?
7. How can I get a copy of my EMS report or a fire report?
8. Who do I contact for questions about an ambulance ride bill I received?
9. How do I get a hydrant permit?
10. What is the Smoke Detector Program?
11. What is the Residential Lock Box Program?