The Hazard House is an excellent tool used to teach children (4th grade and up), as well as adults, how to prevent and reduce hazards in the home and what to do in the event of an emergency. The simulated smoke from a fire, smoke detectors sounding, electrical arching, and visual graphics and props draw the attention of students (young or old) to the house, captivating them throughout a typical 1-hour presentation. The house includes safety demonstrations and information for all the major rooms of the house including bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, stairwells, offices, basements, attics, and garages. Some of the safety topics covered include fire, carbon monoxide, electrical, firearm, and poison safety. Children and adults will learn the importance of maintaining their homes to be safe from hazards, as well as how to develop emergency escape plans in case of an emergency. The program also includes a component on neighborhood safety covering topics such as water (pool), pedestrian, playground, automobile, and bike safety.
To schedule a presentation using the Hazard House, please call our Community Education Unit at 608-266-4709.
The Hazard House was made possible through community donations from Culvers and Wal-Mart.