Fire Safety & Prevention

The Baltimore City Fire Department's Fire Safety & Prevention (former Fire Setters program) program teaches children from elementary school to high school, about the damaging consequences of playing with fire, common fire dangers, how to identify fire & life safety hazards in the home, and how to become a Fire Safety Champion in their community. The Fire Safety & Prevention program is a referral-based opportunity and is in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, The Department of Juvenile Services, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Baltimore Police Department.  

Who Is Eligible to Attend?

The Fire Safety & Prevention program is open to children within Baltimore City ranging from elementary to high school ages. One of our partners or community member must refer children to the program and live in Baltimore City.  

What Will Students Learn?
The Fire Safety & Prevention program offers students early intervention and education. Each student will receive useful information about the dangers and consequences of intentionally setting fires and how they can affect our community while correcting fire dangers. This program will offer preventative tools for students and families. Some topics may include Benefits of Smoke Alarms, Home Escape Planning, and Pedestrian Safety.

When is the Fire Safety & Prevention Program Offered?
Students referred to the program must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The two-hour program is offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 
BCFD Fire Marshal’s Office | 401 E. Lexington St.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

For information about the In-School program or to schedule a presentation please contact the Office of Suspension Services at 410-396-8634.

*According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), children cause more than 49,000 fires per year. Children are responsible for 46 percent of all fires deliberately set in this country. Each year, nearly 80 people are killed and $235 million in property is destroyed in fires attributed to children playing with fire. Deaths related to children playing with fire can be avoided.

Please complete the Referral Form to register a youth for the Baltimore City Fire Department's fire setters program. 


Baltimore City Fire Department