Breaking News About YFIRES
December 1, 2021
YFIRES OWNERSHIP TRANSITIONS TO BURN PREVENTION NETWORK
In order to support the ONLY national database on youth fire misuse, IAFF has agreed to partner with the Burn Prevention Network (Allentown, PA). The Burn Prevention Network is a leading fire safety educator and burn community support provider. It has over 35 years of experience. With this change, IAFF hopes to guarantee long-term successful support for YFIRES.
One of the key ingredients to maintaining this vital resource is money. However, donations and federal grants are not enough to keep YFIRES afloat. Therefore, starting in 2022, each program will be asked to commit to financially supporting the system. Site administrators will be contacted by the Burn Prevention Network to understand how YFIRES is being used and how we can make it better.
Burn Prevention Network is committed to keeping YFIRES the premiere case management & reporting system for children who misuse fire. With your help, we know we can do that!
You can contact us using the "Contact Us" button on the YFIRES web site (www.YFIRES.com).
August 17, 2016
SOS FIRES: YOUTH INTERVENTION PROGRAMS GIFTS FUNDS TO SUPPORT YFIRES
SOS FIRES: Youth Intervention Programs, a non-profit organization who has served the youth firesetting community worldwide since 1994 has recently announced it will dissolve as an organization. Changing leadership and essentially a "completed mission" were cited as the reasons. Organization president Don Porth said "We've been working in the field for many years and feel we have accomplished what we set out to do. With an effort like YFIRES stepping up to the plate to serve the youth firesetting intervention community, we feel the time is right to step down and put our resources into their hands."
SOS FIRES has donated their entire organizational fund to YFIRES to provide base level support for the next three years. It is hoped that additional funding will be found to sustain the effort during and beyond these critical first few years.
YFIRES intends to remain a free service to system users. In order to do this, it will be necessary to leverage donations and acquire grants to sustain the effort over time. Anyone wishing to contribute may contact YFIRES throught the "Contact Us" button on the YFIRES web site (www.YFIRES.com).
APRIL 25, 2016
FIRE SERVICE AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES PARTNER TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF YOUTH FIRESETTING IN THE U.S.