Hale Fire Protection District

Youth Firesetting/Fire Starting

Firesetting among the youth may seem like a simple act of mischief, but it's actually a highly perilous behavior that warrants serious attention.

Firesetting among the youth may seem like a simple act of mischief, but it’s actually a highly perilous behavior that warrants serious attention. Its consequences can be devastating, not just for the person who initiates it but also for those around them including the larger community. Studies have linked this kind of behavior to a host of mental health conditions, which necessitates appropriate care and intervention for a successful resolution. It’s imperative to educate young people on fire safety regulations and implement strategies that minimize the risk of both accidental and deliberate fires. This proactive approach can involve a variety of measures, such as increasing supervision, reducing access to combustible materials, and promoting appropriate conduct around flames. With a watchful eye for warning signs and preventative measures in place, we can guarantee the safety of our young ones and their families, as well as that of our communities. Remember, fire safety is a collective responsibility! Let’s work together to establish a safer world for generations to come.

Youth Firesetting/Fire Starting

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Make Your Home Safe

    • Make your home safer by inspecting it for fire hazards.
    • Make your home safer by keeping lighters and matches away from children.
    • Make your home safer by supervising children.
    • Make your home safer by having working smoke alarms on every level and inside and outside all sleeping areas.
    • Make your home safer by planning and practicing your home fire escape plan.

If you feel that your child is at a higher risk of experimenting with fire, contact us for help teaching your child about fire safety.

Teach Children

    • Teach children that fire is dangerous. Only adults should use matches and lighters.
    • Teach children that fire is dangerous. Even small fires can spread very quickly.
    • Teach children that fire is dangerous. Fire is a tool, not a toy, and must only be used by adults.
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