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Posted on: November 20, 2015

First responders offer SafetyCode to Lakeway

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Lakeway Police Department, Lakeway Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Lake Travis Fire Rescue are sponsoring a SafetyCode program for area residents.

SafetyCode is a voluntary program that allows Lakeway-area residents to provide access codes to their homes via a lockbox that emergency response personnel may use in the event they need to enter residential property when responding to an emergency call.

This program is designed to give emergency personnel quick admission to the home when time matters the most.

“Residents may ask, ‘Why would I want to do this?’” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said. “This program is designed to give emergency personnel quick admission to the home during an emergency of those with medical conditions, the elderly or disabled.”

Only Lakeway police officers, Lake Travis Fire Rescue firefighters and Travis County EMS will have access to the codes.

To participate in the SafetyCode program, residents will need to place a key in a lockbox that will open the front-most door of the home. Residents may either install a lockbox in an easily accessible location outside their residence, or call the locksmith company on the application form if they need help purchasing or installing one. If a resident already has a lockbox or electronic entry device, those codes along with security alarm codes may also be registered.

Lakeway police and Lake Travis Fire Rescue recommend that residents who install their own box select one that is mechanical, does not require batteries and has a code with a minimum of four digits. Residents will need to fill out an application to participate in the SafetyCode program. They may pick up the applications at the Lakeway Police Department, 104 Cross Creek, or download them at www.lakeway-tx.gov/lpdforms.

By submitting an application, your access codes will now be registered with the participating first-responder agencies. If the codes are ever changed, a resident should file an updated form with the Lakeway Police Department and merely check the “updated information” box. To remove information from the program, submit the form with the “Delete Information” box checked.

For more information, email the Lakeway Police Department at [email protected] or the alumni association at [email protected]

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