Dayton acts to stop child fire-starters

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS is digging deeper at how the City of Dayton is working to prevent young fire-starters.

2 NEWS has learned that once the Dayton Fire Department catches a juvenile setting a fire, they’ll almost never have to catch them a second time.

That’s because of a program at Miami Valley Hospital.

Last year, more than 400 juveniles went through a prevention program.

Only two were repeat offenders.

Both the hospital and the Dayton fire department say much of this could be prevented if parents talked to their kids about the dangers of fire.

If you have concerns about your child, you can call 208-FIRE to sign up for the program. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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