Thread: Knox Boxes
01-29-2000, 06:42 PM #1jboczekFirehouse.com Guest
Does anybody else have "Knox Boxes" to man when the 911 system goes down? Our county 911 dispatches and answers all 911 calls, then dispatches us by pager. When something happens to the 911 system, we go to the telephone company's central office and plug phones into jacks in the knox box and answer any 911 calls in our exchange. Each telephone exchange in the county has one of these. The problem is that we have to tie up a piece of apparatus, sometimes in freezing weather so that we can talk to the county dispatch by radio. The phone company will move the lines to our stations but it would cost us about $80 a month each ( there's 8 of these in the county ). Just wondering if we're the only area with that problem. GTE is the #*&%@$ phone company.
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