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Juvenile Firesetter Program

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In 1995 a Juvenile Firesetter’s Intervention Program was developed in response to the many calls in concern for youth curiosity fires and other fire related incidents

The Juvenile Firesetter’s Intervention education is a collaborative curriculum taught by the Fire and Police Departments with the common goal of reducing the number of deaths, burn injuries and property destruction caused by juvenile firesetting. We provide fire safety education, prevention and intervention to children with an interest in fire or explosives, and to those who have been involved in a firesetting incident with or without legal charges. All Staff working with your child have been certified through the National Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist Program.

As a parent, we know you share our concern for the safety of your child, your family and your community. Our goal is to make the necessary resources available to you to end your child’s dangerous fire setting behavior.  In situations where the behaviors or concerns appear to be more serious, the program offers a referral for an appropriate behavioral health evaluation with an experienced behavioral health professional.

To enroll your child into the Fire Prevention/Intervention program, please contact the Fire Prevention Office at Rochester Fire Department, (603) 330-7185 or the Juvenile Division Coordinator at Rochester Police Department, (603) 330-7149.

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