Milwaukee Survive Alive House

Fire Education Center

How to Prepare Students

Review home addresses with students.

Discuss how to read an address with students: find house number and street sign.

An emergency may not occur at your own home. (Friends, grandparents, other relatives home, etc.)

Have child identify (with parent/guardian) a safe neighbor to go to for help.

Have students identify a meeting place outside the home (with parent/guardian) where all occupants/family members will meet in the event of a fire or other emergency.

Explain the importance of reporting to the meeting place; all members of household accounted for; need for rescue; safety. Examples: neighbors porch, tree, light post, mail box, any permanent object. Never use a car or other object that could be moved. Make sure the meeting place is not TOO close to the house 

Have students take home the student parent checklist provided. 



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.