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Arson Awareness Week May 7‑13, 2023

Each year for Arson Awareness Week, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson or youth firesetting to provide the fire service and community residents with strategies to combat these problems in their community.

Please check back for information on the 2023 theme.


Arson prevention

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Homeless communities

Get information on arson as it relates to our nation's homeless population. Webinar presenters offer a community risk reduction approach to address fire and life safety in this quickly growing risk area.

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Construction sites

Guidance for first responders, inspectors, contractors and community members to prevent arson at construction sites.

Get the guidance
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Houses of worship

The fire service can help communities reduce the occurrence of arson at houses of worship by making residents aware of these measures to safeguard them.

Review measures
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Vacant and abandoned buildings

4 actions communities can take to reduce the negative impact and blight associated with unsecured vacant and abandoned buildings and keep firefighters safe.

Take action

Arson response

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Fire investigation: the first responder's role

This content will help first responders recognize and preserve crucial fire investigation evidence.

Learn the basics
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Arson response during civil unrest

Review these critical actions that first responders must take to help ensure a safe response to arson fires during civil unrest incidents.

Review actions
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Training

National Fire Academy training courses teach fire service personnel about the science and techniques required to conduct modern fire investigations and how to pursue arson cases through the judicial system.

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