The department sponsors a fire safety and prevention program in local schools called S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness of Fire Education
). Educating youngsters on the dangers of fire and being safe around fire at early ages has reduced the number of fires involving young people. We work closely with law enforcement officials and provide counseling and education to youngsters who cause unsafe fire situations.
Juvenile Firesetters Program
The Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program seeks to identify the motivations associated with fire setting with a focus on changing the behavior and providing fire safety education for the child and family.
For more Information regarding intervention or to make a referral, please contact the Northwestern Fire Intervention Response, Education and Safety (NoFIRES) program at (413) 977-2673. Online at www.nofires.net