Arson Prevention Forum

47% of all fires attended by fire and rescue services in England

are classed as deliberate

Research Bulletins

Research Bulletin 1 - Arson: From Reporting to Conviction

This paper summarises the emerging findings from the evaluation of the Arson Control Forums New Projects Initiative (NPI), focussing on the key process building issues associated with the implementation of locally based arson control projects. It provides a valuable insight into some of the factors that need to be taken into account when working in partnership with other agencies to address the problem of arson.

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Research Bulletin 2 - Implementing Arson Reduction Projects

This paper summarises the emerging findings from the evaluation of the Arson Control Forums New Projects Initiative NPI focusing on the key process building issues associated with the implementation of locally based arson control projects. It provides a valuable insight into some of the factors that need to be taken into account when working in partnership with other agencies to address the problem of arson.

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Research Bulletin 3 - Tackling Vehicle Arson: Vehicle Removal Schemes

This bulletin provides an overview of the key role local authorities have to play in partnership with the DVLA, the police and the fire and rescue service and other agencies in tackling the fire risks presented by derelict or abandoned vehicles. It provides a valuable insight into some of the factors that need to be taken into account when working in partnership with other agencies to tackle the problem of vehicle abandonment.

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Research Bulletin 4 - Social Exclusion and the Risk of Fire

This bulletin provides a valuable insight into the differing levels of arson risk for different groups of society. It also discusses methods whereby the performance of government and the fire and rescue service in reducing health inequalities can be measured more effectively. The bulletin will also assist the Forum in targeting its resources appropriately.

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Research Bulletin 5 - Arson Terminology, Research Findings

This bulletin explores the current recording practices and resultant levels of firesetting that are recorded by the police and fire and rescue services. It looks at specific problems raised by the current terminology and how they impact on key areas of performance.

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Research Bulletin 6 - Interventions with Arsonists and Young Firesetters

This research bulletin explores the range of intervention schemes run by the Fire and Rescue Service, and also assesses those interventions run by other stakeholders. Two distinct approaches are identified; those of an educational basis and those relating to behaviour change that provide valuable pointers to good practice and successful joint working.

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Research Bulletin 7 - Evaluation of the Arson Control Forum Implementation Fund : Emerging Findings

This research bulletin outlines the initial findings of the evaluation of the Arson Control Forums Implementation Fund, based on fieldwork conducted between April and December 2005.

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Research Bulletin 8 - Youth Training and Diversion Schemes

This bulletin provides an overview of issues that should be considered when establishing a youth intervention project to be run by a Fire and Rescue Service. The issues raised are based on findings from projects in Blackpool, London, Staffordshire and West Sussex.

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Research Bulletin 9 - Learning Lessons from Real Fires: Findings from Fatal Fire Investigation Repo

This bulletin provides an overview of some of the findings from an analysis of fatal Fire Investigation Reports. It identifies several factors associated with fire deaths, such as alcohol and the absence of smoke alarms. The information will help to identify those most at risk and help us to provide effective fire safety messages to vulnerable groups.

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Research Bulletin 10 - Survey of School Fires

This bulletin summarises the findings of a survey looking at the nature and extent of school fires and looks at the subsequent interventions taken.

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