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NEWS FROM: Nevada State Fire Marshal 01-151

State Offers Training on Juvenile Firesetters
Two-Day Workshop to Focus on Prevention, Intervention

Anyone involved in juvenile fire prevention in Nevada is invited to Carson City later this month for a free workshop featuring state and federal experts.

The Nevada State Fire Marshal's Hazardous Materials and Fire Training Center is hosting the two-day event, which addresses the cause, diagnosis and treatment of young fire-starters. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the problem, the foundation for a community-based fire prevention program and new ideas for existing programs.

The U.S. Fire Administration, a division of FEMA, is providing the trainers and materials. Experts in the field host small discussion groups and role-playing sessions designed to help professionals identify juvenile firesetters, determine their motivation and intervene in the problem early. Nevada is one of only ten states selected for the course this year.

Any firefighter, law enforcement officer, educator, social services professional or other interested community member is invited to attend. The free workshop will be held at the Hazardous Materials and Fire Training Center, 107 Jacobsen Way in Carson City, on February 15th and 16th. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to obtain an application, call the Center at (775) 687-6499.

Media Inquiries: Call Superintendent James P. Hawke at (775) 687-5011.