All of these incident were started by a youth firesetter
Attendees must arrive on time.
Parent, guardian or other adult must attend with the child.
Parents may choose to use the YFS Community Service log to enforce the concept of consequences for actions. Participants who complete their community service and submit the log to the YFS Coordinator will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending the class.
The Phoenix Fire Department Youth Firesetter Intervention Program offers the community:
- Education Classes
- Parent Guide
- Age Appropriate Curriculums
- Other Agency Assistance
Children set fires for many reasons:
- Children want to see how matches or lighters work and how things burn.
- Children imitate their parents, family members, and important people in their lives.
- Some children and youth are pressured to set fires by their friends.
- Some children may be experiencing a recent crisis or trauma and use firesetting as a way to cope, as a cry for help, or out of anger.
- Some children use fire to add an element of risk or excitement to their activities.
- Some children use fire as a way to threaten and intimidate others.
- Some children use fire during other illegal activities as a way to cover up their crimes and destroy evidence.
Whatever the reason a child starts a fire, there is help through the Phoenix Fire Department's Youth Firesetter Intervention Program.