Milwaukee Survive Alive House

Fire Education Center

About the Survive Alive House

The Survive Alive House is a joint endeavor with the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Public Schools' Division of Recreation and Community Services.

The Survive Alive House is designed to teach 2nd thru 5th grade students fire safety and prevention techniques. Students visit the Survive Alive House for a fire prevention program that lasts approximately 90 minutes. During students’ visit at the Survive Alive House, they have classroom training as well as hands-on practical training.

·         The program is designed for children in 2nd through 5th grades (ages 7-12).

·         A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 65 students may attend a session. 

·         We operate two (2) programs each school day; one starting at 9:30 am and another at 11:30 am.

Programs last approximately 90 minutes.  

·         The program is open to any school or group in the city of Milwaukee, there is no cost to attend the program. Schools and groups are responsible for providing their own transportation.


·         We have limited appointments available during the summer, call or email for availability. 



Effective February 1, 2011, ALL one and two family buildings including owner occupied buildings will be required to have CO detectors in accordance with Wisconsin's new Carbon Monoxide Detector Law.

Three families and larger buildings in Wisconsin that have attached garages or “fuel burning devices” –gas heat, oil heat, gas dryers, gas stoves etc. had a similar law become effective last April.  

CO detectors must be within 75 feet of all fuel burning device and within 15′ of each bedroom. One is required in the basement if there is a “fuel burning device” down there. They are also required in common hallways spaced no more than 75′.

Battery and plug in units are okay. Mount them on the ceiling or wall.

Please see the links tab   above for more information, CO law links.