Snohomish County Fire District 7 is committed not only to fighting fires, but also preventing them. As a result, Fire District 7 offers youth firesetting intervention through the Fire Stoppers Program.
The Fire Stoppers Program is used to assess a child’s risk of continued fire setting behavior and to establish the best course of action to correct the child’s behavior. Specially trained fire district personnel conduct an assessment of the child to determine his/her risk level and provide fire safety education to the family.
Our Fire Stoppers program usually consists of two sessions lasting approximately an hour each. We require that the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s) participate in the sessions, as we provide information regarding fire survival and fire prevention for the entire family. When fire setting behavior is determined to be indicative of more serious problems, referral to specialized agencies may be recommended.
For more information about the program or to request an appointment, please contact Public Educator Autumn Waite at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-282-3956.