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Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Programs

Organizations that offer firesetter intervention programs for children and adolescents, some as young as age two or three, who have demonstrated a fascination with fire and who may have set one or more fires accidentally or through curiosity-motivated fire play. Activities generally include an interview with the youngster and his/her parents to determine the motivation for the firesetting behavior and the severity of the problem; information regarding the appropriate and safe use of fire, child supervision techniques and responsibilities, what to do if a fire occurs and the consequences of setting fires; and a concluding tour of the local fire station. Problem firesetters with deeper problems are referred to the mental health system for counseling or, if malicious criminal intent is involved, are charged with juvenile arson and become the responsibility of the juvenile justice system. Juvenile firesetter intervention programs are often offered by local fire departments in cooperation with police agencies, schools and other community groups.

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Rochester Fire Department

Eligibility: Age 16 years and younger.

Languages: Other language assistance available for Spanish. Other language assistance available for Sign Language.

Map Marker 1 185 Exchange Boulevard
Public Safety Building, Suite 665
Rochester, NY

Hours: Call for information.

Ridge Road Fire District

Eligibility: None.

Map Marker 2 1299 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY

Monroe County Fire Bureau

Eligibility: Residents of area served. Assessments: Children up to 17 years old.

Languages: English

Map Marker 3 1190 Scottsville Road
Suite 203
Rochester, NY

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