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Dane county fire departments have a new tool to help teach fire& safety and Governor Scott Walker officially cut the ribbon to commemorate the event. A new mobile fire safety house went into service on October 17, 2013 replacing one that was over 20 years old. The new house comes just in time to celebrate National Fire Prevention Month during October.

Collaboration between the Madison Area Builders Association (MABA) and the Dane County Fire Chiefs Association (DCFCA) made the new house a reality. Over 25 MABA member companies participated to build the fire safety house. "This is a great example of how our members improve and give back to our community using their home building and remodeling skills and knowledge,” said MABA Executive Director Amber Schroeder.

Annually, more than 10,000 people tour the house to learn about fire safety. Dane County has more than 40 fire departments that use the house at community events, festivals, schools, fire department open house events, fund raising events and the county fair. The new design is anticipated to expand the use and audience by using modern technology and ensuring ADA access.

MABA is one of 23 local builders associations that belong to the state Wisconsin Builders Association. The Wisconsin Builders Association applauds their efforts to make a safer community by teaching life safety and fire prevention skills through this joint project. 

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