The FDNY Youth Firesetters Intervention Program works to both educate and evaluate children (up to the age of 12) who are engaging in fire play. If you suspect a child is playing with fire or setting fires intentionally, you can get help from the Fire Department. This free program offers both education and evaluations for children. To report an imminent danger to life or property, dial 911.
The FDNY Youth Firesetters Intervention Program is run by the Bureau of Fire Investigation and is completely confidential. The program has a very high success rate and is tailored to fit the needs of each individual child who takes part. Parents and/or guardians of children are also given important information.
FDNY Fire Marshals are here to help and answer questions about this innovative program.