The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) provides assessment, education and treatment for children and youth up to the age of 17 who engage in inappropriate fire setting and/or demonstrate a fascination with fire.
TAPP-C starts with a mental health assessment to determine the level of risk of a child involved in fire play. Members of the TAPP-C team then develop treatment recommendations aimed at reducing the child’s risk of future arson. Additionally, clients receive fire safety education from Ottawa Fire Services.
Funding for this program is made available from United Way and is a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services and the Ottawa Police Service.