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.


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