Safety & Fire Education House

Children Running out of Safe HouseOverview

The Williamsburg Safety And Fire Education House provides a mobile and convenient forum for fire safety and crime prevention programs. It consists of a 34-foot long house trailer outfitted with kitchen, bedroom, bath, and living room appliances. Target audiences include:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Civic groups
  • Employees of business and industry
  • Physically challenged
  • Senior citizens

The unit enables us to expand our current educational programs to provide hands-on education in the areas of fire safety, fire, and crime prevention. The mobile unit is more convenient for individuals, groups, civic organizations, and schools.

Fire / Safety Education Topics Addressed

How to Escape Fire

Displays address the importance of home fire escape plans and provide step-by-step instructions on how to design a home fire escape plan.

Children Waving from Inside Safe HouseHome Fire Hazards

A variety of home fire hazards can be illustrated throughout the three rooms. Hazards include:

  • Appliance cords hanging over edges of counters
  • Ashtrays left on armchairs
  • Children playing with matches
  • Cords extending under carpeting
  • Frayed electrical cords
  • Overhead electrical outlets
  • Smoking in bed
  • Unattended food on the stove
  • Uncovered electrical outlets around children

Child Proofing

A display illustrating the various safety latches available for child-proofing a home would emphasize keeping matches and lighters out of children's reach.

Smoke Detectors & Fire Extinguishers

Displays and demonstrations illustrate the proper maintenance and placement of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Reporting an Emergency

A closed circuit telephone system will allow children to dial 911 and to practice reporting an emergency. Adults will view a video or display on how a call is received and how the information is dispatched from the communications center.

Boy Climbing out of Window of Safe HouseFeatures

Features of the mobile unit include a smoke generator for simulation of fire conditions, smoke detectors, and alerting devices for the hearing impaired. Security devices for the prevention of crime and detection of intruders will also be illustrated.

Target Locations

  • Apartment complexes
  • Business and industry
  • Churches
  • Libraries
  • Local neighborhoods
  • Public events
  • Schools
  • Senior citizen housing and convalescent centers
  • Shopping centers


The mobility of the Safety and Fire Education House increases visibility in our community and provides greater accessibility to specific groups and the general public. The unit enhances the majority of our film and lecture presentations by providing additional "hands-on" instruction. It is a highly versatile unit as topics and displays can be directed to suit any particular age group.