Youth Fire Stop Program

DFD Youth Fire Stop Sign

Children often show interest in fire and many engage in some form of fire setting activity. While most child-set fires are started out of curiosity, not malice, the damage that these fires cause, both financially and in human costs, can be devastating. 

The Denver Fire Department believes that all fire setting is serious risk-taking behavior that needs to be addressed through education on the personal and societal dangers of fire misuse.

The mission of the Denver Fire Department Youth Fire Stop Educational Intervention Program is to work collaboratively with the community to provide educational intervention for youths and their families experiencing problems with fire-setting behavior.

Don’t ignore the seriousness of this behavior! It is estimated that more than 80% of children who set fires will become repeat offenders if there is no intervention.  ALL children who have engaged in fire-play or fire-setting behavior need intervention.