Arson Prevention Program for Children

A child's fascination with fire begins at an early age. Fire-play or fire-setting can be devastating. If you have concerns about your child, call the Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C). We're here to help at 604-476-3051.

Facts About Fire-Play

If your child is involved in fire-play or fire-setting you are not alone. Many children have a fascination with fire. It is important to understand that while curiosity about fire is natural, fire-play can be dangerous. In fact, fire is a leading cause of death among children in the home. Unfortunately, many youngsters start the very fires that injure or kill themselves or others.

What is Fire-Play?

Fire-play can be many things:
  • playing with matches or lighters
  • playing with the toaster, stove or furnace
  • burning items such as toys, paper or garbage
  • setting a fire to destroy something or hurt someone