Skip to main content

How can we work together to solve this problem?

A Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program model to assess the child's level of fire interest and provide early intervention has been developed by the United States Fire Administration.  A Juvenile Firesetter Resource Network was created to enable anyone to access appropriate intervention services.

Intervention Includes:

  • Assessment interviews of both the parent and the child to determine child's level of interest in fire.
  • Providing the curiosity firesetter with fire safety education.
  • Referring child/family to appropriate mental health or social service agencies for professional services.
  • Working with criminal justice agencies to hold youth accountable.
  • Working with community to provide multi-agency intervention.


If you are aware of a child in need of intervention
contact your local fire department


Call 1-800-442-7766