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  • Arson Courtroom Drama

    Initiative adopted by the Urban Heath Partnership supported by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, involving Year 8 students acting out a courtroom scenario dealing with a case of suspected arson.

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  • Arson Freepost Questionnaire Initiative

    Deliberate fires are often set by youths who live in the community and other residents often know the names of those responsible. A questionnaire was devised by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to be distributed to residents in hotspot areas.

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  • Bright Sparx 2008

    The Bright Sprax campaign is an annual event led by Lancashire FRS in partnership with County and Local/District Council, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs), Trading Standards, Police, Youth Offending Teams and Environmental Services. The 2008 campaign objectives were to combat criminal damage and anti-social behaviour, to educate young people about fireworks and bonfire safety, to reduce firework, bonfire injuries and damage to property.

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  • Clean Kent

    The multi-agency ‘Clean Kent Campaign' was launched in May 2004 and targeted a reduction in loose rubbish fires, a reduction in the number of fly-tipping incidents reported and an increase in public perception that Kent is clean.

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  • Community Callback

    To combat deliberate incidents that occur in Cleveland a number of initiatives and toolkits are utilised across the brigade to reduce fire setting and highlight or target the offender.

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  • Dealing with abandoned vehicles

    During 2002-3 Gloucestershire FRS attended 700 vehicle fires that were established as arson, over 50% of these were abandoned vehicles or untraced owners. Dealing with each vehicle fire was costed at £4000.

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  • Deliberate Small Fires and Anti Social Behaviour

    Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) and Warwickshire Police (WP) adopted a partnership approach to implement the Anti-Social Fire Intervention Team (ASFIT) within the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough.

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  • 'Enjoy It, Don't Destroy It' Poster Campaign

    Dorset Fire and Rescue Service launched the 'Enjoy It, Don't Destroy It' campaign in a bid to raise awareness of the devastating effects of arson in the county on areas such as heathland.

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  • Fireball

    To tackle the highest level of deliberate outdoor fires in the Service's area. These fires typically involve refuse, refuse containers, trees, bushes, motorbikes and cars. Research indicated that the majority of the smaller fires are set by young males between the ages of 9-13.

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  • Firebeat

    To tackle the annual problem of outdoor fires during the school summer holidays. These normally occur on parks and open areas and involve grass, trees and bushes.

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  • Firehouse

    To tackle fire related anti social behaviour amongst 12 -14 year olds in high fire areas. These types of fires comprise approximately 66% of all deliberate fires attended.

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  • Firesetter Intervention Scheme

    Firesetter Intervention Scheme

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  • Firesetter Intervention Scheme

    Hampshire Arson Task Force was established to support Fire and Police colleagues involved in the investigation of deliberate and serious fires.

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  • Hot Striking after vehicle fires

    Some communities in the West Yorkshire area have been blighted by deliberate vehicle fires for many years. Much of this criminal activity is blatant, with those responsible acting without fear of reprisals.

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  • IT Solutions

    To combat the deliberate incidents that occur in Cleveland a number of initiatives and toolkits are utilised across the brigade. They wanted to create a system of clear communication and develop recording mechanism to prevent duplication of work.

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  • Junior Fire Setter Scheme

    Wilshire FRS's Fire Setter Intervention Scheme was designed to address fire setting behaviour amongst children and young people aged up to and including 17 years.

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  • LG Improvement and Development - Potential Arson Targets (PATs) Project

    The Potential Arson Targets (PATS) Project is a key tool for identifying and reducing the threat of potential arson through partnership working. This London Fire Brigade (LFB) project allows local firefighters to keep a particularly close eye on specific buildings in the area.

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  • National Indicator Evidence Gathering

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wanted the contribution of their Arson Task Forces to be properly logged and recognised. To do this links were made with all Local Authority call centres across West Yorkshire.

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  • Not in my neighbourhood week

    Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Mercia Police, Shropshire Council and Severnside Housing Association joined together to reduce Anti Social Behaviour and number of fire calls on the lead up to and after Bonfire night.

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  • Potential Arson Target

    London Fire Brigade have developed a way to reduce the risk their fire fighters face when attending empty property call-outs. They are gathering data from local authorities' planning departments to highlight 'Potential Arson Targets'.

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  • Prison Service Joint Working

    West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service describe how their partnership with West Midlands Prison Service is reducing arson in prisons.

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  • Prisoner Release Actions

    To reduce the damage, injury and loss of life as well as time and money that is wasted in deliberate fires, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) set about securing buildings in their area that are thought to be a at risk from this type of behaviour.

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  • Serial Arson Investigation 10 Stage System

    To assist the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service address the serial arson problems in London, a logical and practical ‘Ten Stage System to Serial Arson Investigations' has been developed. It has been designed to help the joint agency investigation teams monitor case progress and is used in conjunction with an ‘Arson Case Log Book'.

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  • Serial Arson Prevention

    Arson fires on Woodbury Common highlighted the presence of a serial arsonist.

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  • South Wales Fire & Rescue Services

    For South Wales Fire & Rescue Services (SWFRS), an annual spring spate of mountain and grass fires had become a critical issue as traditional prevention efforts failed to stem the number of incidents increasing to more than 7,000. The sheer volume of incidents, with associated risks such as heat exhaustion and injuries to fire fighters, was pushing the entire region’s fire fighting resources to the limit.

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  • Strike Out Campaign

    Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service wanted to create a voluntary ‘no sale’ policy for matches and lighters in all shops within Warwickshire and to achieve this they needed to work in partnership with the local retail community.

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  • The Bobby Van / Sanctuary Room Scheme

    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service wanted to ensure people suffering from domestic violence are safe in their own homes. By working in partnership with the Domestic Violence Unit at Swindon Borough Council and the Bobby Van Trust they have been able to provide a service that covers both fire protection and offers security to those under threat.

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  • The Scare Project - School Crime and Arson Risk Evaluation

    Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service (BLFRS) has been working for several years with Bedfordshire Police and local councils to cut the risk of crime and arson in schools. The result has been a 75% reduction in school fires compared to 2003.

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  • Vehicle Arson Awareness

    Dorset Fire and Rescue Service launched the initiative in partnership with the police to increase awareness of vehicle safety and to offer vehicle locks at reduced rates. Leaflets were produced to highlight risk of older cars being stolen and set alight.

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