If you feel your child, you, or others are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.  

"Children are naturally curious about fire. In fact, children and adults alike find fire fascinating. Fire is part of American culture, from the baby’s birthday candle and the holiday table, to the 4th of July fireworks, the cozy fireplace, and the recreational campfire. 

Curiosity in children is normal but starting fires is not a phase. Not only does fire move rapidly, and many people lose their home, and fire has proven deadly too many times to count throughout history.   Young children do not understand this and older children over-estimate their ability to control a fire.  It is up to us as adults to teach them fire safety. Research shows that without intervention, youthful fire setting behavior tends to continue. Children who repeatedly start fires need help.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division has developed this helpline as an opportunity for citizens to find the help they need to curb fire setting by juveniles. A simple call will get help on the way. The incoming call will be answered by an automated system, and then reviewed by a deputy state fire Marshal. The deputy will then forward the case to a local authority for assistance"


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