REV Recreation Group recently completed a custom RV for the Milwaukee Fire Department. The custom RV is a first of its kind mobile fire education unit. The Milwaukee Fire Department will use the mobile “Survive Alive House” to engage children in the greater Milwaukee area.
“REV Group is committed to the education and safety of the young people throughout the Milwaukee area,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of REV Group. “We are also committed to our first responders and we’re pleased to support their goal of zero fire deaths. The Mobile Survive Alive Unit is an extension of that commitment.”
Milwaukee Fire Department has an education program to teach young people about the dangers of fire and fire safety. The Mobile Survive Alive House is an integral part of this program.
“The job of firefighting has evolved over the years, educating children on fire safety has become an important part of our community efforts,” said Lieutenant Michael Ball, community relations director for the Milwaukee Fire Department. “The Survive Alive House is a key component of how we demonstrate fire safety to children.”
The Mobile Survive Alive House will be taken to schools and appear at various events throughout the Milwaukee area.
The custom unit includes a variety of fire training devices, including a Lion Training Stove that works in tandem with a custom fire extinguisher to demonstrate the proper technique to extinguish a stove fire. The unit has two bedroom-style classrooms with smoke generators and doors with integrated heat mats to simulate a fire. Each bedroom-style classroom has a residential window with steps for evacuation training. In the center of the vehicle is a kitchen-style classroom with bench seating and two large TVs that have camera feeds from the bedrooms.
There is also an exterior TV under a power awning that can be used for training videos. The Mobile Survive Alive Unit features an LED light bar above the cockpit with a PA system and siren.
The engineering team at REV Group’s Class A RV division worked directly with the Milwaukee Fire Department to build the custom RV.