Survive Alive House
In 1984, the Mishawaka Fire Department started the Survive Alive House, a unique and one of a kind public education program. This program has been so successful that fire departments around the nation are applying it to their existing programs. The Survive Alive House is a scaled down house where children can be taught how to safely exit their home when their smoke detector goes off. Children in the Mishawaka School System visit the Survive Alive House as part of their 1st, 3rd and 5th grade curriculum. School children outside of Mishawaka are also invited to visit.