Youth Firesetting Intervention


As part of our dedication to fire prevention, the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS provides specialized fire safety education to those children who become involved in fire-play or fire setting. Our juvenile firesetter intervention specialists receive training in techniques that allow them to evaluate the needs of the child and family. Fire-play can be a result of child's inherent curiosity or it can be related to other unseen factors. Our educators have numerous resources they can draw upon to address the child's fire-play.

Curiosity fire-play can often be solved with a course in fire safety completed in a few one-on-one sessions between child and educator. In cases where fire-play is not the result of simple curiosity, our educators have working relationships with a variety of other professionals who can be called on for assistance. Whatever the reason, our educators will work closely with the child and their family in an effort to keep everyone fire-safe. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us via the Fire & EMS administrative number at 614-885-7640.