As part of our dedication to fire prevention, the Belleville Fire Department provides specialized fire safety education to those children who become involved in fire play or fire setting. Our Juvenile Firesetter Educators received specialized training so that they can evaluate the child’s and/or family's needs. Fire play can be a result of a child’s inherent curiosity or it can be related to some other unseen factors. Our educators have numerous resources that can be drawn upon to stop the child’s fire play and curtail their curiosity.
Curiosity fire play can often be solved with a course in fire safety completed in a few one-on-one sessions between child and educator. In cases where fire play is not the result of simple curiosity, our educators have working relationships with a variety of other professionals who can be called on for assistance. Whatever the reason, our educators will work closely with the child and their family in an effort to keep everyone fire safe.
If you have any questions, please contact us for further information at 618-234-2236.