What is a Knox Box and am I required to have one?

Knox Box is a rapid entry system developed for fire departments. With one master key we can gain access to commercial and residential properties. Property owners store entrance keys in the Knox Box’s mounted near the building entrances. Each Knox Box purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department. If entry is needed in case of fire or medical emergency, we use the Knox Box key to open the box and use the entrance keys to gain access. If a Knox Box is not mounted on the property, we would need to make a forcible entry and probably damage property in that effort. Residential properties are NOT required to have a Knox Box.

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1. I'm interested in becoming a volunteer with the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department, how do I join?
2. What is the required age to be a volunteer in the fire department?
3. How can I participate in the WVFD's dorm program and live in the dorm?
4. Is the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department an all volunteer department?
5. How do you have such a short response time with a volunteer department?
6. Where can I get a fire extinguisher refilled?
7. How do I dispose of an old smoke detector?
8. What is a Knox Box and am I required to have one?
9. When is the annual Firemen's Picnic?