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Youth Fire Prevention Program

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research & Education Foundation selected Fireproof Children as its expert partner to develop and deliver this training, funded by a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. Train the trainer workshops were delivered in the 10 FEMA regions in 2010.

NASFM Research & Education Foundation will be exploring ways to obtain additional funding to continue these workshops. Until then, you can learn about some of the best practices and key training lessons:
NASFM Youth Fire Prevention Workshops: Opening the Window
NASFM Youth Fire Prevention Workshops: Best Practices

The one-day training was designed to:

  • Mobilize community resources and build capacity to prevent and reduce youth firesetting and child fire play;
  • Provide best practices for long-term sustainability of youth fire prevention at the local, regional and state levels;
  • Address the most current issues, such as the dangers of toy-like lighters;
  • Be highly interactive, with small and large group discussion of needs, success stories and problem solving.

Participants received:

  • Advanced knowledge, skills and guidance to develop and maintain effective youth fire prevention, education, advocacy and intervention campaigns.
  • Training and materials they can bring back to the networks in their area to create a comprehensive, coordinated community response.
  • Juvenile Firesetting: A Community Guide to Prevention and Intervention in CD form, providing a comprehensive overview of children and fire. This handbook includes additional topics beyond the scope of the workshop, such as effective educational interventions, communication skills and step-by-step interviewing guide, and sample classroom lesson plans.


Read the first in a series of articles sharing lessons learned from the NASFM Youth Fire Prevention workshops.

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