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IAFF Youth firesetting database project. The Problem of Youth Involved Fires.

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the problem of youth involved fires
The Problem of Youth Involved Fires

According to the 2011 NFPA report “Children Playing with Fire”, fires started by children accounted for an average of 56,300 fires with associated losses of 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005-2009.

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the national fire incident reporting system

Fire Departments

State Fire Offices

U.S. Fire Administration/

National Fire Data Center

The National Fire Incident Reporting System

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YOUTH FIRESETTING

INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

the project
THE PROJECT

FY 2010 AFG

Fire Prevention & Safety Grant

To develop the framework for the future development of a standardized, comprehensive national data collection & evaluation system in order to create a national juvenile fire setting database as a resource for local and regional juvenile fire setting programs.

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focus group washington dc december 8 9 2011

Focus GroupWashington DCDecember 8-9, 2011

Don PorthSOS FIRES

Paul Zipper Massachusetts State Police

Paul Schwartzman Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

Ken FinemanCounselor Connection

Jim Crawford Vision 20/20

Dan Dillard Burn Prevention Foundation

James FlorosBurn Institute

Karla KlasUniversity of Michigan Burn Center

Judy OkulitchOregon State Fire Marshals Office

Phil Tammaro IAFF Charitable Foundation

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Path Forward…

Define purpose of the database

Review existing national databases

Decide to either modify existing database or establish a new database

Create a Stakeholders group

Conduct a national stakeholders summit

Identify and define essential data elements

Create a database dictionary

Define database operating criteria

Establish data use policies

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summit goals objectives
Summit Goals & Objectives
  • Discuss & reaffirm the need for a national YFS database
  • Share information on progress to date
    • Share initial list of data elements and gather feedback
    • Share initial vetting of national database options and gather feedback
    • Discuss stakeholders and seek recommendations regarding the makeup of the stakeholders group
  • Gain consensus on next steps and stakeholders roles

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summit agenda
Summit Agenda
  • Discuss National Database Options:
    • NFIRS Presentation by Brad Pabody from the National Fire Data Center
    • BATS Presentation by Richard Simpson from the United States Bomb Data Center
    • Creation of NEMSIS Database by Greg Mears Principal Investigator

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consensus
Consensus
  • Importance of a YFS national database
  • NFIRS + Something else
  • Flow of data: Local > State > National
  • Establish Standard YFS Dataset
  • Create a national advisory committee

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phase ii fy 2011 afg fire prevention safety grant
Phase IIFY 2011 AFG Fire Prevention & Safety Grant
  • Organize National Advisory Committee
  • Research existing YFS databases
  • Publish YFS Data Dictionary
  • Hold Stakeholders Summit
  • Pilot test of Demonstration YFS data collection system

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Advisory Committee

Jim Crawford Vision 20/20Marty Ahrens NFPABrad PabodyUSFA National Fire Data Center

Karen Deppa National Association of State Fire Marshals

Justin Dillard Image Trend SoftwareSanjay Kalasa Firehouse SoftwareMartin King West Allis, WI Fire DepartmentKarla Klas University of Michigan Trauma Burn CenterDon PorthSOS FIRES

Mary Marchone USFA National Fire Academy

Gerri Penney Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, NFPA 1035

Paul Schwartzman Finger lakes Regional Burn InstitutePhil Tammaro IAFF Charitable Foundation

Richard Taylor Maine State Fire Marshals Office

Brent Smith Cedar Rapids, Iowa Fire Department

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Database Dictionary

  • Minimum Dataset
    • Gender
    • Age at time of incident
    • Grade in school at time of incident
    • Youth address- zip code
    • Previous firesetting incidents by youth
    • Family type of youth
    • Day of week of incident
    • Time of day of incident
    • Location of incident
    • Ignition source
    • First item ignited
    • Associates involved in incident
    • Referral to program initiated by
    • Final disposition of case
    • Was an incident report created in NFIRS

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*Note: Burn NTRACS/NBR not included in this number. Not YFS, but model example of comprehensive, flexible secure local program database (Burn NTRACS registry) with annual upload of mandatory minimal data set to de-identified national database (NBR).

pilot project
Pilot Project
  • Goals
    • Test the concept of capturing YFS information
    • Assess the feasibility and ease of YFS professionals to collect and enter 15 data elements into a draft version of a web-based national database.
  • The purpose is NOT to specifically test the web portal created for the pilot

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next steps
Next Steps…
  • Roll out pilot testing & evaluate
  • Analyze information and data collected
  • Convene with Advisory Committee
  • Publish White Paper
  • Publish 1st Edition YFS Data Dictionary
  • Report back to stakeholders
  • Disseminate findings and recommendations via
    • Presentations at Industry Conferences and Journals
    • Partner Websites and social media outlets
    • Publish Articles and Reports in Industry Journals

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IAFF Charitable Foundation-Burn Fund

1750 New York Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20006

Tom Flamm

IAFF Charitable Foundation-Burn Fund Coordinator

Office: 202-824-8620

Email: tflamm@iaff.org

Phil Tammaro

IAFF 3rd District Burn Coordinator/YFS Database Project Manager

Mobile: 978-502-8706

Email: 3rddistrictburnfoundation@iaff.org