Juvenile Fire Setting

If you have concerns regarding your child misusing fire, please contact us.

We have a certified Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist who is trained to assess the level of risk and determine the appropriate intervention. The goal of our program is prevent future misuse of fire.

West Metro Fire Rescue accepts referrals from parents, schools and local law enforcement agencies.


Curiosity is normal. Setting fires is not normal behavior.
Learn more about why kids set fires and information regarding fire safety and youth firesetters on the National Fire Protection Administration’s website

We can help. Please contact us: (303) 989-4307, Ext. 537


Teaching Children Fire Safety:
 
The most critical message for children to learn is that lighters and matches are tools, not toys!  Parents and caregivers should never use lighters, matches, and fire for fun; children will mimic you, and when they do it unsupervised, tragic events can result.

Praise your child for practicing responsible behavior and showing respect for fire. Set a good example for safe use of fire.
    • Always supervise young children.
    • Never leave lighters or matches within  
      reach of children. Keep lighters and
      matches out of reach in high, locked
      cabinets.
    • Use child-resistant lighters, but remember
       that they are not child proof.
    • Instruct young children to inform an adult if
      they find lighters or matches.