A crucial community resource, PFA"s Juvenile Firesetting Intervention program is designed to assess risky behavior in adolescents who show an unhealthy curiosity about fire. This free program is conducted in a welcoming, one-on-one session between the child and one of our JFS experts.
Where and why does firesetting happen?
- Younger children typically set fires in their home, often hiding in their bedroom – a location with numerous flammable materials.
- Older children often play with fire outside of the home.
- Most children who set fires lack fire safety education but, more importantly, appropriate parental supervision.
- Children mistakenly believe they can control the fires they set.
- Once a fire is set, it only takes about 2 minutes for the flame from a single match to set an entire room on fire, and less than 5 minutes for that fire to overtake an entire house.
The JFS program is conducted on a referral basis. To refer a child, please fill out the form below, and we will get in contact with you.