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The Stateline Area Survive Alive House is a not-for-profit organization that allows for people to learn how to survive a residential fire with the use of a facility and equipment that simulate the actual conditions of a burning home.   This will be the closest anyone will come to being in a fire situation without actually being in one.   The building is a full scale two story house with a separate classroom facility.   Children and adults visiting the Survive Alive House can participate and learn what to do in case of fire.   They are taught to crawl low to avoid smoke, to feel if the doors are hot and how to escape out windows.   Then, they practice reporting the fire by phone.

The Stateline Area Survive Alive House is located at:
911 Newark Road, Beloit WI 53511

Flasher Flasher


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E.D.I.T.H. - Exit Drills In The Home
Bedroom doors should be closed. Sound the smoke alarm. Stay low under smoke and heat. Test door. Pretend it's hot and use your second escape. Meet outside for roll call. One person goes to neighbor's phone to call fire department. You must have a meeting place or you won't be able to tell firemen who's left in the building.
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Smoke Detectors... A Must In Every Home
Smoke detectors give you a warning of a fire in time to let you escape. Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's directions and test once a week. Replace dead batteries immediately. Don't let anyone use them for toys. A dead battery could be deadly for you! Replace your batteries when you change your clocks.
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Children Must Be Told About Matches
In the hands of a child, matches or lighters are very dangerous. Always keep them up high where kids can't reach them. And teach your children from the start that matches and lighters are for adults, not toys for kids. Children must be told about matches so they don't experiment.
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Stop, Drop And Roll
Most children learn this in school but even pre-school should know this. Practice this with your children: if your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover you face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.
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Know How To Get Out And Go To The Meeting Place
When a fire breaks out in your home, you must get out fast. With your family, plan two ways out of every room. In case of fire, one exit may be blocked by flames or smoke! Fire escape routes must not use elevators. You must have a meeting place outside where everyone will gather. Twice a year, have the while family practice the escape plan.
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Smoking Is One Of The Major Causes...
Carelessly smoking cigarettes cause tens of thousands of home fires every year. Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers in your home, and put water on the butts before throwing them in the trash. Before going to bed, check under and around sofa cushions for smoldering cigarettes or better yet, just stop smoking.
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Safe Electricity
Always remember that fuses and circuit breakers protect you from fire: don't tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size. If an appliance smokes or smells like it's burning, unplug it immediately and have it fixed. Check all your electrical cords and replace any that are cracked or frayed. If you use extension cords, don't overload them or run them under rugs.
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Ouch! Burns Can Hurt...
If someone gets burned, immediately run cool water on the wound for 5 to 10 minutes, to ease the pain. If the burn is blistered or charred, see a doctor immediately. Don't take burns lightly. You can get an infection if not taken care of correctly.
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Cooking And Children Don't Mix...Careful Cooking
Be alert when you cook, and keep children out of the way. Keep your pots' handles turned inward so they won't be knocked over the edge of the stove. If grease catches fire, slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, then turn the burner off. Have a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen.
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Stop, Drop And Roll
Most children learn this in school but even pre-school should know this. Practice this with your children: if your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover you face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.
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Space Heaters & Wood Burners
Keep portable and space heaters at least 36 inches from paper, clothing, furniture, bedding, curtains or anything that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave the house or go to bed, and keep children and especially toddlers well away from them.
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Stay Low And Go!
If you get caught in smoke, the cleanest and best air will be several inches off the floor. Stay low on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest safe exit. Get out and don't go back.
Test Your Smoke Alarms!
Fire Prevention Week is October 5th - 11th

QUESTION OF THE WEEK
  1. What kills more people in a fire than anything else?
    1. Flames
    2. Smoke
    3. Heat
Email your answer,  you will receive a response!


For more information on the Survive Alive House:
Call (608) 755-3056 or send email
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