At 12:50, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a tractor-trailer on fire at the Truck Rest Area on Interstate 81 between Exit 13 and 14. Upon arrival, the fire has completely engulfed the tractor portion of the truck. The box trailer was loaded with rolls of paper and the load was not affected by the fire. The tractor was a total loss. Abingdon Fire personnel in addition to extinguishing the fire were also involved in mitigating the hazardous materials flow of engine fuel and oil before it got to a drain. Engine 204, Engine 201, Tanker 202, Utility 207, Command 210, and Command 209 responded and were assisted by VA State Police, Washington County Sheriff's Department, and the VA Department of Transportation.
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