for a Fire Safety Tool to Use?
Wisconsin has another tool to use for fire safety visits and outings…a trailer from the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire
Safety. This trailer is a modified pop-up camper that can be used at any type
of event in which fire and burn prevention is a part of. The trailer is housed
at the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department and is available for use by Central Wisconsin fire departments as needed. The trailer has a TV/VCR combo donated by the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin
to show educational videos at events, as well as various educational handouts ranging from safety brochures to coloring books.
is looking for area agencies to create/fund various safety displays that are going to become a permanent part of the safety
trailer. These displays can include, but not limited to smoke detector displays,
fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, holiday safety, camping/recreational safety, escape ladders, etc. If any department wishes to contribute with a display, please contact Scott Owen at the Marshfield Fire
Department to let him know which display you are interested in. Please seriously
consider making/donating a display for this trailer that will be used at events throughout Central Wisconsin.
If your department is interested in using this
trailer, please contact Deputy Chief Ed Erickson at the Marshfield Fire Department to request it. There are no charges to use the trailer, we only ask that the trailer be returned clean and a few pictures
be taken of it in use be forwarded to the trailer’s host department.
History of the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety:
for Fire Safety
a span of fifteen days, three City of Milwaukee fires took the lives of seventeen children and three adults, with one of these
fires claiming 12 deaths. At the time, it had been the worst single residential fire tragedy in the history of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier created a task force to address the seriousness of the threat of fire towards the citizens of
Milwaukee. Representatives from many organizations met to attempt to find a solution, and after many months of intense interaction
the task force gave its report. In simple terms the task force analyzed that
fire safety education, especially with the youth of the city, would be the key element to reduce tragic fires. As a state, city, and as an organization, the lesson learned was that we, as a fire service, needed to
educate the members of our community, in order to prevent a repeat of that tragedy.
two years of planning, some of the original members of the Fire Safety Task Force were recruited along with several other
fire safety minded state personnel to conduct a charter meeting coordinated through the Milwaukee Fire Department. The Wisconsin
Alliance for Fire Safety was born that day, June 22, 1991. On March 17, 1992, the Alliance obtained its present 501(c)3 status
with the help of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's office.
such programs as the Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth, the Burn Center Golf Invitational benefiting local hospitals and
education programs, and the Juvenile Fire Setters programs, the Alliance is dedicated to being a fire safety and prevention
resource for the State of Wisconsin.
The Mission of WAFS
The Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety will promote fire safety & burn prevention and support burn survivors.
We will do this through our members in communities throughout the state of Wisconsin.
WAFS Contact Information
For additional information on the
Alliance, its programs, or services, contact us by:
Wisconsin Alliance for
PO Box 1442
Brookfield, WI 53008
Email (General Information): firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information for
the Marshfield Fire Department
412 E. 4th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Email: General information
Deputy Chief Ed Erickson