Donations sought for SurviveAlive project


HELPING RESTORE the SurviveAlive house to help teach fire safety to school children last week at the Fredonia fire station were Greg Schils and John Schommer. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Fredonia Fire Department is readying a new tool to educate people, especially children, about fire safety and is looking for help to finish the job.

The department acquired a SurviveAlive House from the Thiensville Fire Department last year and has begun restoring the trailer.

To help complete the project, the department has launched a GoFundMe page seeking to raise $3,000.

The plan is to take the SurviveAlive House to schools, fairs and other events to teach children and their families what to do when fire occurs.

Generically known as a mobile trailing simulator, the house gives “children an immersive experience that is safe, but yet allows them to see and react to realistic situations,” the GoFundMe page states.

The trailer has been used for many years in Ozaukee County and needs renovating, including new siding, lights, fans, smoke piping, video monitoring equipment and general upgrading, officials say.

Fredonia Fire Department members are working in their spare time to complete the renovations. Money raised will be used to pay for materials.

Once the project is completed, the house will be shared with other fire departments in Ozaukee County.

For more information or to donate, go online to www.gofundme.com/f/fredonia-fire-depart-survive-alive-house.

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