Juvenile Fire-Setters…

Juvenile Fire-Setters…

Youth fire setting is a greatly under-reported occurrence on a broad spectrum that reaches from childhood curiosity to pathological compulsion. One factor that greatly contributes to the unsupervised and dangerous use of fire by children is the absence of fire safety awareness and practice in the home. This is an important social issue which involves family dynamics, peer relations, community awareness and a carefully structured, coordinated response.