The majority of child-set fire incidents are the result of a child’s curiosity, ready access to matches, lighters or other possible ignition sources, lapses in supervision and a lack of understanding about fire. The youth fire setter curriculum is designed to educate our youth about basic fire safety, responsibilities and consequences as it relates to fire setting, and basic fire science. The curriculum is interactive in that it involves the fire safety educator, the child and the parent.
The Philadelphia Fire Department utilizes the fire-setter screening program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Fire Administration to evaluate a juvenile that has been referred to the department by a parent/guardian or other agency.
This service is provided free of charge and is held at The Fire Administration Building, 240 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123