Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Fleming Ambulance responded to a residence on Justin Drive for a female experiencing heart problems and abdominal pains.
Fleming Ambulance responded to the VA Clinic on East Genesee Street in the City of Auburn for a car versus pedestrian MVA.
Fleming EMS responded to a residence on Hazlehurst Ave in Owasco for a male that has fainted but is conscious now.
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Fleming Ambulance responded mutual aid to the intersection of Seminary and Arterial West in the City of Auburn for a 2 car MVA.
A delay in COVID-19 test results is being reported by the The Cayuga County Health Department.Both employees of the health department and contact tracers work 7 days a week, but without the results in...
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Winter is coming sooner than expected for the northeast. October has been spent with lots of sunshine and temperatures ‘above normal’ for a vast majority of the northeast. Next month that ...
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
The air cools a little the rest of the week, but it remains very mild and not October like through the start of the weekend.WEDNESDAY:A weak cold front slides through with more clouds than not and a f...
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GRANBY, N.Y. — Multiple fire departments have responded to an early-morning house fire in Granby.Crews from around 10 different departments were dispatched to the scene, according to the Chief o...
Youth Firesetting
Juvenile Firesetter Statistics 
  • The number of fires set by children is growing.  It is a problem that needs the attention of parents, teachers, counselors and community leaders, in cooperation with fire and law enforcement officials. 
  • Roughly 3 out of every 4 children experiment with fire.  The crime of arson has the highest rate of juvenile involvement than any other crime.  
  • Juveniles account for more than one-half of the arson arrests, with one-third of those children being under the age of 15. 
  •  In a typical year, 300 people are killed and $190 million in property is destroyed in the U.S. due to fires set by children.  Many times the children themselves are the victims of these fires, accounting for 85 of every 100 lives lost. 
Curiosity Firesetters

This type of behavior is usually seen in children ages 2 to 7 years old.  The child is not able to understand the potential destructive nature of fire, and therefore does not fear it.  They want to find out how it feels, how it burns and what it does. 

Although curiosity is a normal part of children’s growth and development, parents and other adults who discover that a child is playing with fire should take it very seriously.  This type of behavior has to be addressed immediately in order to ensure the safety of the child and family.

Problem Firesetters

This is usually seen in children 5 to 17 years of age.  In these instances the child sets a fire in response to a crisis in his or her life such as a divorce, a death, moving to a new area, bullying, etc. Also known as “cry for help” firesetters.

Firesetting behavior can also be due to an emotional or mental disorder.  Chronic behaviors such as poor relationships with other children, cruelty to animals and extreme mood changes are a few of the traits revealed that could trigger firesetting. This type of firesetting behavior has to be taken seriously and professional help should be sought.

Parents:
Teach your child about Fire:
  • Fire is a tool used by adults, not a toy. 
  • Fire is dangerous—it can kill. 
  • All fires can spread quickly 
  • Even adults must follow safety rules for fire. 
Control your child’s access to fire:
  •  Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children; even a 2-year old can operate a lighter. 
  • Never leave lit stoves, candles or fires  unattended. 
  • Teach children to show you any matches or lighters that they find. 
Set a good example:
  • Install and maintain smoke alarms. 
  • Plan and practice fire escape drills in your home. 
  • Inspect your home for fire hazards. 
  • Point out to your children the fire safety rules you and others follow. 

Have questions about the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program?

jfip@flemingfire.com

Or

315-252-6902

 

Youth Firesetter Referral

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