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Juvenile Firesetting

Juvenile Fireseting

A Community Approach to Prevention and Intervention

Strategies taught in this workshop have reduced juvenile firesetting recidivism by 74%.
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“The knowledge in the room was unbelievable. Every challenge was connected to a solution.”

“[This workshop] provided an outstanding, very comprehend-sive look at the juvenile firesetting issue and the challenges in addressing the problem. Hearing the different perspectives and opinions was enlightening…seeing places where [our coalition] can make improvements and also confirming what we are doing right.”

“This was a very informative training with extremely knowledge and flexible instruction. It gave each county an opportunity to network and form new coalitions throughout the state.”

Developed for the NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation, this highly interactive workshop is customized to your community’s needs and your organization’s challenges.

These highly interactive workshops build local capacity to prevent and reduce juvenile firesetting and child fire play. Participants will leave with their own customized action plans and materials to bring back to their networks and create a comprehensive, coordinated community response.


Fire service, fire safety educators, fire investigators, social workers, law enforcement, probation officers, juvenile justice coordinators, mental health professionals.

Presented by:

Members of our training team drawing on diverse backgrounds in fire service, early childhood learning, mental health, community solutions and community coalition building.

Benefits of this Training:

  • On-the-spot problem solving
  • Shared knowledge through group discussions and case studies
  • Best practices for:
    • Mobilizing community resources
    • Data collection that supports funding
    • Long-term sustainability of juvenile firesetting prevention at local, regional and state levels

Who Has Received This Training:

State Fire Marshals have coordinated 36 community workshops, funded through a FEMA grant, for more than 5,500 participants nationwide.

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