What will happen if you seek help?
The Albany County Juvenile Fire Setter Program (J-FIRE) begins in the family home with a discussion! This will involve an evaluation of the child to determine the reason for his or her fire play activity. Most often the reason is curiosity which typically can be handled by the J- FIRE counselor. Occasionally, an underlying problem is discovered which requires a follow-up course of action.

If such action is necessary, the County offers numerous programs and resources to assist the child and family. Regardless of the reason of the fire play activity, an educational program which clearly explains the consequences of such activity is presented to the child and family.

Most often, a single contact visit is all that is necessary. However, if additional help is needed, J-FIRE program staff will provide direction and referral to the family.

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1. What will happen if you seek help?