The Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme (FAIP) developed by Fire and Emergency NZ aims to stop children from lighting fires. It does this by raising their awareness of the dangers of fires and the consequences of lighting fires.
The programme is free, confidential and voluntary (except for referrals from the Police or the court), and is for children and young adults.
The programme is delivered by specially trained firefighters in the children's homes. Education and behaviour modification resources are used to correct the child's fire lighting behaviour.
Typically the programme would involve two meetings with the child, taking about two hours in total.