The co-location of the Omaha Fire Department’s Youth Fire Intervention program, along with Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) Michael Davenport, at Project Harmony is another critical link to keeping children and families safe.
Nationally, children of all ages set on average 100,000 fires each year resulting in over $300 million in property damage and about 300 deaths. Without intervention, there is an 81% chance that fire play will be repeated. Often there is more happening in a child’s life than just curiosity and playing with fire – such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and peer pressure – it could be an outcry for help. Through this partnership, Project Harmony can provide intervention, education and resources for the entire family.
The education program is open to kids ages 8 to eighteen.
To learn more about the Youth Fire Intervention program or to signup, please visit: https://www.omaha-fire.org/yfs