Fire Safety House

Thanks to a charitable donation from the Waukesha Women's Club, the City of Waukesha Fire Department has a portable fire safety house trailer that can be transported from site-to-site to assist us in educating the public about fire safety.

Purpose
Targeted predominantly for children and their parents, the fire safety house provides an interactive environment in which firefighters can teach children about:
  • Fire safety
  • How to prevent fires
  • What to do if a fire ever occurs
Fire Department Staff stand outside the Fire Safety House
The fire safety house is used extensively by the City of Waukesha Fire Department and is taken to every grade school within the Waukesha School District every school year.

Educational Rooms & Stations
The fire safety house contains 3 rooms which act as the different stations for program education.

Living Room

In the living room, we talk about general fire safety and precautions.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, our topic is kitchen fire safety and injury prevention.

Bedroom
Upstairs in the bedroom, we talk to children about exit drills and what to do if they are ever in bed when a smoke detector goes off. We will then introduce some simulated smoke (nontoxic) into the bedroom and allow children the opportunity to practice evacuating from a rear balcony.