A house fire on the Oneida of the Thames First Nations that took places in the winter of 2016 has been said to have been started by one o the young children living in the house. This house fire killed all the residents living inside, a total of five people.
Young children have a curosity for fire and are intreged when playing with it. Let this be a lesson to ensure the education of children on the importance of fire safety and prevention as well as the dangers of fire itself.
At the Brockville Fire Department we participate actively in a fire prevention program called the TAPP-C Arson Prevention Program for Children. This program educates children on fire safety and prevention to reduce the numbers of fires started by child activity.