At 1704, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 81 at the 15.7mile marker. The vehicle had veered off the roadway and hit a rock outcropping in the median. Vehicle was reported to be on fire at the time of dispatch, but no fire was observed upon our arrival. Motorists that had seen the accident were able to extinguish any fire in the vehicle. Driver was the only occupant in the vehicle. Lengthy extrication was needed and performed by both Fire and EMS crews. Patient was transported by MedFlight to Bristol Regional Medical Center. Chief 201, Chief 202, Rescue Engine 205, Tanker 207 and Utility 210 responded along with units from the Washington County Life Saving Crew, Virginia State Police, Abingdon Police, Washington County Sheriff's Department, and Virginia Department of Transportation. MedFlight landed on the Interstate, thus causing traffic to be diverted off the Interstate at Exit 17 and onto Route 11. Fire Units cleared at1941.
The KNOX-BOX enables the Town of Abingdon Fire Department rapid entry to your business or home without damage if you are not there or unable to open the door. KNOX-BOX is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the Town of Abingdon Fire Department. This is a voluntary alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the Town of Abingdon Fire Department is called to your business or home for a fire alarm activation. The Town of Abingdon Fire Department is one of more than 11,500 departments in North America to use the KNOX-BOX RAPID ENTRY SYSTEM.
The Town of Abingdon Fire Department uses the KEYSECURE master key security system to control the KNOX-BOX master key. The KEYSECURE master key security system provides accountability with an audit trail giving the date, time and user ID for each key release.
Building entrance keys, access cards and floor plans can be stored in the high-security KNOX-BOX mounted near the building entrance. The KNOX-BOX is purchased by the property owner and is keyed to a single master key controlled by the Town of Abingdon Fire Department.
If you are interested in purchasing a KNOX-BOX you can visit https://knoxbox.com/store/registerDept.cfm Enter the City and State, press Search and Abingdon Fire Department eApprove will appear. Select the product you would like to purchase, press Proceed with Pre-Authorization Order. If you have any additional questions about the KNOX-BOX Program you can call (276) 628-5563 of e-mail email@example.com