Deliberate fire setting
has dropped by more than 35 per cent in a year but a top firefighter says the crime is still hitting taxpayers in the pocket, writes JackThomson, Local Democracy Reporter.
We all share a responsibility to report incidents of deliberate fire setting
Spokesman Mark Smyth said: "Deliberate fire setting
in the countryside is still very much a significant issue for Northern Ireland.
He said: "Deliberate fire setting
is completely unacceptable, as well as the associated monetary cost.
To date, however, research regarding the unique relationship between each element of the triad (i.e., enuresis, cruelty to animals, and fire setting
) and specific dimensions of parental abuse (i.e., psychological, physical, and sexual) among serial killers has been somewhat vague.
Addressing those who could be tempted to start fires, he added: "Deliberate grass fire setting
is not risk-free fun.
The top three causes were cooking, electrical and "radiated heat", which encompasses such things as a candle left on a windowsill too close to curtains, an open fire setting
light to tinsel and a build up of fat and grease inside ovens.
Police and fire service staff have increased patrols in known areas of deliberate fire setting
and will target persistent arsonists.
CarePlus clinicians and intervention specialists assist BCJFPP with youth who display curiosity and/or have engaged in fire setting
. Early interventions are instrumental in reducing the possibility of future fire setting
Eyewitnesses said that unidentified gunmen opened fire on the gas pump, which burst into fire setting
ablaze a passenger van and several adjacent shops.
"We hope that this new unit will provide reassurance to communities that anti-social behaviour and fire setting
will not be tolerated."
is common practice across the district of Paphos, but has hit an all-time high in the Laona areas.