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The Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program - through a partnership with CarePlus - provides fire safety education and intervention to juvenile fire setters and their families.

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Do you know a youth in trouble?

Do you know a youth in trouble?

Here's more information for parents, school officials, and others who are concerned about a troubled youth.
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Recognize dangerous fire setting behavior

Recognize dangerous fire setting behavior

Concerned about a youth who may be using fire inappropriately? Here's what to do about it.
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Become a volunteer fire safety educator

Become a volunteer fire safety educator

Join our team and help Bergen County youth eliminate inappropriate fire setting behavior.
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Contact BCJFPP for more information

Contact BCJFPP for more information

Click here to email or call us if you have any questions about our services.
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Education as an Intervention Strategy in a Youth Firesetting Intervention Program

Original information provided by www.usfa.fema.gov/training/coffee_break/

The majority of cases identified by a youth firesetting intervention program will be classified as “some risk.” Curiosity or experimentation is the prime motive for firesetting as defined in the “some risk” category. “Definite or extreme risk” firesetting situations also require educational intervention. However, sometimes the education will follow a referral for other types of interventions, such as clinical support or juvenile justice.

The goal of fire safety education in a youth firesetting intervention program is to give children and adolescents information to make the right decisions so that future firesetting incidents do not occur.

Educating the child and parents or caregivers is essential for the success of a youth firesetting intervention program. Youth firesetting intervention specialists must not assume that all children, adolescents, and parents or caregivers know the basics about fire safety and fire science. All three groups can be educated to make good decisions through structured, age-appropriate classes. Read More

Safety Alert: The Fire Challenge

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Fire in New Jersey 2013

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