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YFPI/public educator newsletter 

For archived editions of the YFPI/public educator newsletter, email Kathi Osmonson​ or call her at 651-201-7220.

January 2018 Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Vacant residential building fires.
  • Winter fire safety
  • Youth fire prevention and intervention training.

December 2017 Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • Holiday fire safety
  • Operation Save a Life
  • Minnesota Youth Fire Intervention Team and MN IAAI present.

November 2017 Edition

Here are some of the topics you will find in this edition:

  • "The Survivors"
  • Crisis mental health
  • Vision 20/20

YFPI Articles

Youth firesetting database pilot project

This article explains Minnesota fire officials' role in a national youth firesettign database pilot project.

Sweet summer

Learn about why summer is a time when we experience the most fires set by kids in this article.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Now is the time to start the discussion about this lifelong condition and how it may relate to firesetting. This aricle explains how.

Youth Firesetting in Minnesota

Just how big of a problem is youth firesetting in Minnesota? This article explains. 


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