At 07:35, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a 2-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 81 south of Exit 22. A vehicle traveling northbound crossed the median and struck a vehicle in the southbound lane. The sole occupant in the vehicle that crossed the median was dead on the scene. The driver of the vehicle in the southbound lane, also a single occupant vehicle, was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center by MedFlight. Several units of the VA State Police investigated the accident. Engine 201, Brush 208, Utility 207, and Command 210 responded along with units from the Washington County Life Saving Crew, Abingdon Ambulance Service, and a unit from Bristol Life Saving Crew; who was in the Abingdon area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org