The Firewise programme provided by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is aimed at children and young people (and occasionally adults) who:
- have been involved in firesetting behaviour
- are at risk of becoming involved in firesetting behaviour
- are considered to have an ‘unusual’ or ‘unhealthy’ fascination with fire
- have any other specific issue related to fire or firesetting
There is no minimum age for a young person to be referred. Referrals are accepted for the Firewise scheme up to the point at which a young person reaches 18 years old (on their birthday). Each referral is dealt with individually, with a structure that is flexible both in content and number of visits.
If you have concerns about a child or young person and their relationship with fire, contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of your concern and request a referral form.
Referrals for those displaying firesetting behaviour, or with an unhealthy fascination with fire, but are over 18 years old are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The following advice may be useful for anyone concerned about fire risk or firesetting behaviour in the home. VIEW HERE.