Kids and Arson: How a Canadian city stopped fire-setting youth

Kids and Arson: How a Canadian city stopped fire-setting youth

In September 2014, children in a Regina neighbourhood started hearing stories about kids setting garbage containers and garages on fire and that some of these fires were set using gasoline. While kids setting garbage fires is common in the neighbourhood – an average of 100 garbage fires are set by kids every year – this was different. Kids using gasoline was different and indicated fire setting behaviour was at a new, dangerous level.

How did Regina Fire and Protective Services, the Regina Public and Catholic Schools and the Regina Police Service cope with children setting dangerous fires? Read Part One of this story that appeared in FIREFighting in Canada and that was written by Regina Fire & Protective Services public education officers Angela Prawzick and Candace Giblett.

Find the complete story here: FIREFighting in Canada.