Golder Ranch Fire District: Do You Need a Residential Lockbox for Your Home?

Linda Shannon-Hills

The Golder Ranch Fire District has recently made some changes to how you can order a residential lockbox. Previously, you could call their main office, but they have now made it easier to acquire the lockbox for your home.

How the program works:

1. Go to the website

2. Create an account (top right corner of the page)

a. Enter first and last names in the fields

b. Tax exempted field, select “No”

c. Customer type—select “Fire Department”

d. Enter your email, create a password, etc., and click “Create an Account”

3. Under “Convenient Key Lockboxes,” choose one of the lockboxes shown below on their website and add to the shopping cart.

4. Choose “Golder Ranch Fire District” in the Fire Department name search box.

5. Complete checkout—enter shipping information and complete the purchase. It will be customized and shipped to your door in approximately 10 days.

6. Install wall-mount lockbox at about eye level in an easily accessible and highly visible location near the entry door, security door, etc. Note: Golder Ranch Fire does not mount the box. If you cannot install it yourself, consider a handy person service.

7. Have an extra key or keys available.

8. Once installed, contact Golder Ranch Fire District at 520-825-9001, extension 2102, to request key placement inside the lockbox. If you have pets, consider adding a note with the pet name and type of pet.

9. Call 520-818-1017 if you have questions or need assistance.

Two types of lockboxes:

* Over the doorknob or gate—SUPRA C3 KEY SAFE—C3 LOCKBOX with dry lock lid, $51 plus shipping, part #002088, can store up to five keys.

* Wall mount—S5 LOCKBOX with dry lock lid, $51 plus shipping, part #002087, can store up to five keys. Note: this is the common one ordered by residents at the Ranch.

Advantages of owning a lockbox:

* Can save your emergency responder’s valuable time.

* Provides an alternative to forced entry. If a lockbox is used, responders may not have to damage the resident’s home.

* Provides peace of mind. Lockboxes are only accessible by authorized personnel in the event of an emergency.

* Only Golder Ranch Fire District on-duty personnel have keys that can open the lockboxes. Friends, family, and neighbors cannot use this system to access a home.

* Emergency responders only open lockboxes if a resident cannot open the door themselves in an emergency.

For more information, visit the Golder Ranch Fire District website at