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Streetsboro announces residential lock box program to allow emergency access to homes

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 13:14:35-04

STREETSBORO — The Streetsboro Fire Department, in association with Roper Lock Box in Hudson, Ohio, announced the launch of a residential lock box program in the City of Streetsboro.

The program is geared toward residents with medical issues, limited mobility and other needs; however, any Streetsboro resident may participate.

Captain Kevin Grimm of the Streetsboro Fire Department, said the boxes are hidden from the street, so nobody will know if somebody has one.

“The police department, fire department -- everybody will have a key to get in, and we’ll only use it under emergency situations," Grimm said. “We’re able to get into the house right away, versus trying to find somebody that has a key."

Each residential lock box is $30.00, which covers the department's purchase costs. The box then becomes the property of the resident.

If you’d like to help residents who can’t afford one, donations can be made to the Streetsboro Fire Association.