Janesville Fire Department Announces Survive Alive Contest Winners

JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- The Janesville Fire Department has announced the Survive Alive Fire Safety Contest winners.

Each year, all Janesville schools are invited to send third grade students to the Stateline Area Survive Alive House for a fire safety presentation. Participating students receive fire prevention training and hands-on instruction in a realistic environment. The Stateline Area Survive Alive House, located at 911 Newark Road, Beloit, is shared by area fire departments and is a full-scale, two-story house with equipment that simulates the actual conditions of a burning home.

After completion of the Survive Alive training, which lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours, the students are awarded a Certificate of Merit along with a take-home exercise that they need to complete with their parents. A postcard verifying completion is then returned to the Fire Department and the students are entered in a drawing for a new bike. A gift certificate to Michael’s Cycle’s is awarded to a boy and a girl.

This year the student winners are: Gavin Shereck at Madison School, and Mollie Myers at Consolidated School. The Survive Alive Fire Safety Contest was created in the fall of 2004 in cooperation with Michael’s Cycles.

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