Fire Intervention Response Education Scheme (FIRES)
FIRES is an education intervention program aimed at those aged between 4-17 years who have developed a fascination with fire and who have potentially placed themselves and others at risk. We will also address issues such as the dangers & consequences of hoax/malicious calls, fireworks etc.
What it Covers
Our Community Fire Safety team will work with the young person and their families to deliver individualised educational interventions, including:
- Delivering key fire safety messages to the young person and their family.
- Raising awareness of the dangers of fire, hoax calls, fireworks as appropriate.
- Consequences of the young person’s actions.
Our staff will adapt the interventions to the young person’s needs and situation with a variety of resources. We can also support the family with promoting fire safety messages and risk reduction in the home.
Please Note: If the child or young person currently has a criminal case or prosecution relating to fire setting, arson etc. then we may not be able to complete the interventions until this is concluded.
How to Make a Referral
Please Note – We require consent from a parent or guardian to complete these interventions and without, we will be unable to proceed.