NH Youth Firesetter Task Force was established in an effort to provide NH Fire Departments and our communities throughout the state with greater resources and communication relating to the issue of youth firesetting. The mission of the NH Youth Firesetter Task Force is to provide the State of NH with an understanding of who/what a Youth Firesetter is, the costs and ramifications related to this behavior, and to educate communities on what interventions and resources are available throughout the state.
Whether a youth is merely curious about fire, making a cry for help, attempting to control the adult world, or engaging in delinquent behavior, it is extremely dangerous for children to use fire. Youths who use fire can be helped but they must receive the right kind of help. The reason a child uses fire must be identified by a trained professional and addressed. Each child must be evaluated and given the correct intervention program. Intervention programs vary, typically containing one of more of the following: education, psychological treatment or community service.
Click on the link below to read more about the task force.