Milwaukee Survive Alive House

Fire Education Center

The Foundation for the Milwaukee Fire Education Center


The Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Public Schools support the operation of the Survive Alive House. However, enhancements to the program and some operating expenses are funded by the Foundation for the Milwaukee Fire Education Center.

The foundation pays for many ongoing expenses including learning materials handed out to the visitors, supplies, and maintenance to the theatrical equipment used to give the house a sense of realism.

The Foundation is constantly investing in the program to better serve Milwaukee's children. 

The Foundation is a federally and Wisconsin-recognized 501(c) 3 nonprofit charity. Your donations are tax deductable.

Please call 414-385-3240 for more information about our current needs or to make a contribution.  You may also reach us via e-mail at:

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Donation checks should be made payable to:

The Foundation for the Milwaukee FIre Education Center

Mailing address: 2059 South 20th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

All support and donations to the Survive Alive House are greatly appreciated!



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.