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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.
- 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