Fire Awareness Intervention Programme (FAIP)

The Fire Awareness & Intervention Programme (FAIP) is a free consequences-based education programme that caters for all children and young people with fire lighting tendencies aged under 18 years old. It is usually delivered over several weeks by a trained firefighter called an FAIP Practitioner. Content and delivery varies according to the age and maturity of the child. The programme is usually delivered in the home, is strictly confidential and voluntary (except where referred by the police or court).  Practitioners work with the parents / caregivers and the child to help them develop an awareness of fire safety issues in the home and the community. The aim of the programme is to teach the child a greater respect for fire and its potential consequences.  FAIP receives more than 700 referrals of children and young people annually. An evaluation of FAIP by Auckland University Services in 2009 revealed that 98% of children who complete the programme stop fire lighting.  "98% of children who complete the programme stop fire lighting*" *Study by Auckland University published 1/10/2012 
 

Parent Organisation: 

NZ Fire Service

Phone: 

0800 FIRE INFO

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Last modified: 24 May 2013