Juvenile Firesetting has been identified as the fastest growing fire threat in the United States. Annual statistics show more than 300 people are killed and nearly $300 million dollars in property is destroyed by fires set by children. More than 30% of the victims are the children themselves.
The City of Fulton Fire Department has been providing residents with fire and burn prevention since 1982. The Juvenile Firesetter Program is designed to educate children ages 3 - 17 about fire and its consequences. The Juvenile Firesetter Program is available for families seven days a week. The City of Fulton Fire Department has six firefighters trained as Juvenile Firesetter Interventionists to provide intervention and fire safety education.
YOU CAN HELP BY BECOMING AWARE OF THE WARNING SIGNS
A child who shows a special interest in fire play
Burning holes in rugs or furniture
Ashes or charred papers found in sinks, trash baskets or bedroom
At home children often play with fire in the bedroom
If you are interested in participating in the
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program, please call
City of Fulton Fire Station 1