Dear Chief, Fire Marshal and Juvenile Firesetter Coordinator:

The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in the past has offered Juvenile Firesetter Intervention training under the Firehawk Program. We still offer the Firehawk Program upon request, but we are offering a new two-day program that is designed to meet the needs of Fire Departments who do not have all the resources necessary to run a Firehawk Program with firefighters as Companions.

On December 10 and 11, 2005 the Commission will offer, at no charge, a "Juvenile Firesetter Basic Program" which will prepare anyone who works with children and families to identify and screen the Juvenile Firesetter. Participants will be challenged to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Participation will focus on small group exercises including role-playing; active listening; and interview techniques. The participants will learn skills for working collaboratively with community networks, including referral options.

Juvenile Firesetter Basic Program

DATE:       December 10 & 11, 2005

LOCATION: Wallingford Fire Headquarters

COURSE #:  06299

Tuition:       NO CHARGE


Wallingford Fire Headquarters:

Traveling I-91 North or South: Take exit 15 - go west toward Wallingford, follow RT 68 until it intersects with RT 150. Go left, follow RT 150 South 3 Miles. Station is at the blinking light.

From the Merritt Parkway South: Take exit 65. Station is 750 feet on right.

From the Merritt Parkway North: Take exit 65. At the stop sign take a left and then another left at the light. Station will be 1/4 mile on left.

Program will start at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please complete the attached application and return it via FAX-860-654-1889 or mail to:

Connecticut Fire Academy

34 Perimeter Road

Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1069