The Brewster Fire Department, in cooperation with the Brewster Council on Aging has been providing secure residential key boxes to residents in Brewster for many years. The Lock Box Program is intended to allow the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Police access to a resident’s home in the event of an emergency where the homeowner may be unable to get to the door.
WHO IS ELEGIBLE?
The program is open to all Town of Brewster residents, although the program is targeted towards community members who are aged 65 or older, or those who are disabled and/or suffer from major medical issues at any age.
WHAT IS THE COST?
There is no charge to participate in this proven and successful program if you meet the established target criteria. All participants will have to provide a spare house key to be used in the box.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS IS SAFE?
The Brewster Fire Department system is comprised of a master key that is kept secure in an electronic lock box system on each of our department ambulances and fire apparatus. To obtain the key responding department members must input a personal security code into the system that releases the key for use. In addition, to enhance security the system records the individual who requests access to the key along with the time and date. The Fire Department is the only town agency that has access to the system. Upon installation of a lock box at your residence a member of the Brewster Fire Department will demonstrate how the system operates and answer any specific questions that you may have.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
For further information, please download the application form from the website and mail to Fire Headquarters at 1657 Main Street or contact Captain Peter Rubel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (508) 896-7018.