As part of its dedication to fire prevention, the Belleville Fire Department provides specialized fire safety education to children who become involved in fire play or fire setting. The department's Juvenile Fire Setter Educators have received specialized training so that they can evaluate the child’s and/or family's needs. Educators have numerous resources that can be drawn upon to stop the child’s fire play and curtail their curiosity. Fire play can be a result of a child’s inherent curiosity or it can be related to some other unseen factors.
Curiosity fire play can often be solved with a course in fire safety completed in a few one-on-one sessions between the child and an 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 upon for assistance. Whatever the reason, trained educators will work closely with the child and their family in an effort to keep everyone fire safe.
For immediate help, call 911. For additional information, call 618-234-2236.