Arson and deliberate fires are a problem for the Fire Service, the Police and the Ambulance Service. They endanger lives and divert valuable resources.
Arson often starts with a fascination for fire and progresses to lighting small fires but this can quickly escalate onto skips, cars, derelict properties and most disturbingly people's homes.
Working in close partnership with the Police, Crimestoppers, local authorities, neighbourhood watch schemes and other agencies we educate and aim to deter potential arsonists.
Children who play with fire are an increasing problem. Very often, the child's fire play begins from curiosity.
However, in some cases, the problem may be more deep-rooted.
The child may turn to fire to vent their feelings of frustration, anger or jealousy.
It may also be a very graphic cry for help with a specific but unspoken problem.
Unfortunately, many parents do not recognise the symptoms, even fewer the cause.
Arson risk assessments
Simple risk assessments to reduce the risk of arson.