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Youth Fire Safety

We work to reduce the risk of youth fire injury and death collaboratively with fire service, law enforcement, social services, school professionals, community partners, and families to provide education and intervention resources, materials, and training.

Examples of the services we provide:

  • Collaborate with fire service and community agencies to develop and distribute prevention education, inter­vention, and treatment resourc­es.
  • Develop and train preschool, elementary, and middle school fire awareness prevention curricula.
  • Support statewide networks of multidisciplinary teams serving youth with fire-setting behavior.
  • Research and evaluate fire prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Develop and deliver training to fire service and community partners to meet NFPA 1035 certification standards for juvenile intervention specialists.
  • Cooperate with local, state, and national organizations to support professional and program development.
  • Analyze, interpret, and report on data related to youth with fire.
  • Provide technical assistance and serve as a clearinghouse for information and materials that support best practices.

Resources for Fire Safety at Home

At the OSFM, we want families to be safe. These materials are for families to print and use with children. These resources are age-appropriate and intended for discussion and home safety planning.

Youth Resources for Schools

Youth Resources for Fire Agencies

Youth Fire Intervention

The OSFM's youth fire intervention program is for youth who misuse fire or are identified as being at risk for unsafe fire behavior.

Below is the screening tool to use with youth, support materials, and the link to report youth-set fires to our office.

A Parent's Legal Responsibility When Your Child Sets a Fire is a book designed for parents and caregivers to let them know their responsibilities if a youth in their care sets a fire.

Oregon Screening Tool
Oregon Screening Tool Support Materials
Youth Fire Reporting Form
A Parent's Legal Responsibility When Your Child Sets a FireEnglish | Spanish

Youth Fire Intervention

This tool works to increase fire safety, build empathy, and encourage accountability. You can use these books when screening a child for unsafe fire behavior.