Youth Fire Safety

Don't Let Kids Misuse Fire

Children and fire can be a fatal combination. If your child is misusing fire, contact TVF&R's Youth Fire Intervention Program (YFIP) team today. 

Kids with Matches

What You Can Do If Your Child Is Misusing Fire

  • Explain the dangers of fire. It grows fast, the smoke can kill, and it cannot be controlled.
  • Teach them that fire is a tool for adults and matches and lighters are tools, NOT toys. 
  • Create a home fire escape plan.
  • Model fire safe behaviors. 
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach (and out of sight)
  • In the garage keep accelerants, such as spray paints, fuels, etc. locked up.
  • Supervise your children when they are around candles, campfires, fireplace fires, barbecues, and other open flames. 
  • Take fire experimentation and firesetting seriously. If you do nothing, there is a high chance the behavior with continue and escalate. Unintended property damage, injury, or loss of life could be a result.

We are proud to partner with the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) on youth intervention services.