Lock Box for Emergency Entry

In the City of Red Wing, key boxes are installed so fire department staff can enter the building if an emergency is occurring.

Is it required?

Not every commercial building in the city requires a lock box.  The buildings that DO require a lock box are:

  • all new construction
  • existing buildings that have a fire alarm or sprinkler system
  • multi-unit apartments
  • hospitals, nursing homes (any residential health care facilities)
  • day care centers 
  • schools

You can purchase a key box from the Kidde Company or through Red Wing Fire Department.  Please contact the Fire Prevention Office at 651-388-7141 for ordering or installation details.