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.
These are indicators of fire setting behavior:
Burning leaves or fireworks