The number of fires set by children is growing. Juvenile Firesetting is a problem that needs community attention.
There are effective educational programs in fire and life safety that have been developed for children. The Meridian Fire Department has trained Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention specialists who can evaluate and educate a juvenile who is involved in the act of fire setting. Most appointments take place at the Meridian Fire Safety Center with the child and their guardian in attendance. The center is equipped with an actual burned-out room that allows juveniles an up close view of the destruction of fire.
If your child expresses an unusual interest in playing with fire or has had an experience setting a fire, please contact the Meridian Fire Department.