REV Group partners with Milwaukee Fire Department on mobile fire safety education vehicle
REV Recreation Group, a division of REV Group, Inc (REVG) 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.
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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,” stated 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. “This mobile unit allows us to go to our citizens anywhere in the city to educate them about fire safety. This will help us achieve our yearly goal of zero fire deaths in Milwaukee,” said Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief, John Litchford.
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 heatmats 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 light bar and PA system were donated by Whelen Engineering, a global leader in the emergency warning industry.
“REV Group is committed to the education and safety of the young people throughout the Milwaukee area,” stated 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.”
The engineering team at REV Group’s Class A RV division worked directly with the Milwaukee Fire Department to build the custom RV.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group, Inc., is a manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands. Products include ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses, yard trucks, street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheelchair accessible vehicles. REV owns 29 brands, employs more than 6,000 people in 18 different manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and produces more than 17,000 specialty vehicles annually. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. For further information on REV and its businesses, visit the company’s website at revgroup.com. Investors-REVG