Milwaukee Survive Alive House

Fire Education Center

Tour the Survive Alive House








Survive Alive Foyer:

  Display of fire burned toys.







 Display of fire fighting gear.









 Students start the program in the classroom.


This portion of the program teaches the students the Be Sure to Be Safe steps. The entire program is taught by Milwaukee Fire Department Fire Fighters.


 Be Safe Plan



The program is presented to the students with our new television monitors.




Every family should have an escape plan.





Everything the students will experience in the bedrooms is explained during the presentation.





Firefighters put on and explain all their gear to the students.







After first part of classroom is completed the group will move out the the benches to participate in the street scene portion of the program.









At Survive Alive, the light post is our "meeting" place.







This is the front porch and entry way into the fire simulation house.





From the benches the students are able to observe their classmates going through the fire simulation on the television broadcasts of each room.



We practice our "fire escapes" at "night" because most fire injuries happen when people are sleeping. 






Inside the house their are two (2) identical simulated bedrooms the students use to practice. 



Students checking doors for heat and fire.

Staying low to avoid the smoke. 





Front of Survive Alive House during program operation. 





There are 9 fire effect lights and 3 smoke machines used during the simulations.











Student using window to escape from bedroom with a fire escape ladder.







Students are assisted by firefighters inside and outside the bedroom.






After escaping from the house, one person from the group,  uses the pay phone to call 911. 






Everyone goes to the meeting place after escaping from the house. 




If trapped, students are taught to wave a sheet or blanket out the window to make them more visible.

They could also throw stuffed animals or pillows to alert rescuers to their location. 




Front hall during fire department rescue.






 Fire fighter exiting house.


Note that he is on his knees and he is closing the door behind him. 












After all students have entered and escaped the house, the students return to the classroom for additional instruction, review and question and answer session. 









































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.