What is Youth Fire Setting Prevention and Intervention (YFIP)?
YFIP is an intervention and educational program designed to reduce the number of fires and burn injuries caused by youth experimenting with fire.
YFIP targets at-risk youth who have expressed an interest in fire and/or have been involved in firesetting activities. Areas of emphasis include: Responsibility, Character Building, Decision Making, Self Esteem, and Fire Safety.
Other elements include an assessment and consultation with a medical health professional, and a meeting at the Valley Medical Center (VMC) Burn Unit. Student participation and parent support are critical to the success of this program.
• At-risk youth in Santa Clara County who have expressed an interest in fire, and/or are involved in any behaviors which have caused, or have the potential to cause, injuries or damage to property.
• YFIP Workshop is intended for youth ages 11 & older.
• A modified program is available for youth 10 & under.