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Home Safety

The police department wants to work with you to keep your home safe. We encourage residents to:

Lock Box – Residential Lock Box Program

The Knox Box program helps the fire department gain access to a residence without doing damage to the property. It is designed for the person who lives alone and would be unable to get to the door if there was an emergency. It can also be installed in other situations which we deem necessary ie. the elderly.

Orange Village would like to offer you the opportunity to have a Lock Box provided, which would allow Orange Village Safety Forces (Police and Fire) to enter your residence to assist you in the event you cannot open the door. The lock box, known as a “Knox Box” is a tool by which Village Safety Forces may enter your residence as quickly as possible, without having to damage any doors or windows if the doors to your residence are locked. The lock box will remain the property of the Orange Village Fire Department, and the Fire Department has the right to remove the lock box at any time. If a resident changes a door lock, it is the resident’s obligation to notify the Fire Department so the new key can be placed in the lock box.

This program is entirely voluntary, and is provided as a Village service to the resident at no charge to the resident except for the deposit of $200, which is fully refundable when the lock box is returned to the Village in operable condition.

If you would like to participate in the program, please fill out and sign the form and mail it with a check made payable to Orange Village in the amount of $200, and the Fire Department will install the lock box in a place that is mutually convenient for you and the Village. The one condition of this program is that you must understand and agree that the use of a lock box is not a promise of any greater care that is ordinarily provided to anyone else in the Village, and that Village Safety Forces have your permission to enter your residence at any time they believe you are in need of assistance.

A Medical Alert Form is also available to inform the Fire Department about health conditions, medications, physicians and contacts. It is wise to keep this information on file with the Fire Department to help them give you the very best possible emergency care.

The forms can be printed out and mailed to the Fire Department.

Knox Box Authorization Form

Medic Alert Form
You may want to print extra forms for a friend or neighbor who is not aware of the program.

Vacation Watch

When leaving for vacation it’s a good idea to set lights on timers, suspend mail and newspaper deliveries and notify the Orange Village Police Department. Simply fill in the vacation watch form.


Home Security Alarm Systems

ALL RESIDENTS/BUSINESSES WITH ALARM SYSTEMS
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As provided in section 937.01 of the Orange Village code. Any resident/business that has an alarm system MUST register that system with the village annually. Registration may be completed at the Village Hall or by mail.

Village Hall hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm (Monday thru Friday)

937.01 PERMIT AND LICENSE REQUIRED; FEES; EXCEPTION.

(a) Any resident or lawful business in the Village may be equipped with an emergency alarm for the purpose of detecting and signaling the presence of a fire or unauthorized intrusion, upon compliance with this chapter.

Existing installations shall be subject to the requirements of this chapter, including those requirements pertaining to permits issued after January l, 1984. (Ord. 1983-38. Passed 11-9-83.)

(b) No person, firm or corporation shall install any alarm referred to in this chapter without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Mayor and no owner and/or occupant shall allow or permit such installation unless a permit has been obtained as provided in this chapter.

Click here for application form
The Orange Police and Fire Departments would like you to make certain that your alarm company has these numbers to call when reporting an alarm drop:
POLICE 440-247-7321
FIRE 440-247-7373
Your cooperation in this matter is important!!
THESE ARE THE ONLY 2 NUMBERS YOUR ALARM COMPANY SHOULD CONTACT.