For elementary aged children it is important to start teaching fire and burn prevention topics in more detail. This is a crucial time to begin making them think about fire and its benefits and consequences. Fire is a good thing when it comes to adults using it as a tool for cooking or clearing your property. It should not be used by anyone who is not an adult and it is up to adults to keep matches and lighters away from children’s reach.
If your child is experimenting with fire or is showing an interest in firesetting, do not wait until it is too late. Call our Youth Firesetter Program at (916) 531-7226 to schedule an assessment. More information on our program can be found at www.firesetter.org.