Having an escape plan for your home, school, workplace, is extremely important before, and during a fire. The National Fire Protection Association and the National Association of Fire Chiefs consider escape planning to be of such importance, it has been the Fire Prevention theme four times in ten years.
This fire safety presentation stresses the importance of establishing a fire escape plan, teaching it to children, and practicing the plan. This program requires a television and video player and lasts approximately one hour including lecture and video presentation.
The Columbus Division of Fire, Juvenile Firesetter Program has been operational since January 1984. This program is under the umbrella of the Fire Prevention Bureau and coordinated by one-full time fire fighter educated to conduct Juvenile Firesetter Programs.
Also, other fire fighters who are assigned to 48-hour duty at various fire stations assist in the education of fire safety. . The program uses the “Learn Not To Burn” curriculum to promote juvenile fire safety and to assist in arson prevention for youth who have a dangerous fascination with fire and/or the tendency to set fires.
The program has been designed to receive referrals from various organizations and the private and public sector. As the program has grown, services have been expanded to receive referrals from Franklin County Courts, Franklin County Children Services, Mental Health Organizations, Columbus Fire Arson Bureau, and other community agencies with concentration in the Columbus Public Schools.