Milwaukee Survive Alive House

Fire Education Center

Fire Information and Safety

Make a map of your house using the link provided here or use your own paper.

Identify all rooms in the house or apartment  and have a way(s)  to escape from each room located using windows or doors.

Doors are always the easiest way out if they are available.

All occupants that are old enough should know how to operate locks on doors and windows.

Discuss with family who will be responsible for younger children, disabled persons or the elderly.

Pick a meeting place outside your residence where everyone will gather after they have left the building.


 Making a Fire Escape Plan 




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.