Kansas State Fire Marshal Office Y-FIRE Program

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1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274 (m)
Phone: (785) 296-3403
Fax: (785) 296-8645
Website: kdheks.gov
Email: elena.nuss@ksfm.ks.gov

Elena C. Nuss, Program Director



Mission Statement: To reduce the death, injury and property loss due to child fire play and juvenile arson fires in Kansas.

Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:  Referral services for child fire setters and their families/caregivers

Resources: Loaner Library

Professional Development: Education/training for professionals/community partners on juvenile fire setting, fire safety and burn injury prevention.

Local community coalition building

Curriculum packages/materials Preschool to High School

Eligibility: Anyone needing information, resources, and education or referral services can contact the program for assistance. Local jurisdictions, often under the direction of the local fire department may have programs to offer dependent upon the area of the state.

How to Apply: Contact Elena Nuss (785) 296-3403

Fees: No cost

Funding: State services are funded by the Kansas State Fire Marshal Office with support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of Health Promotion, Injury and Disability Section. Some local fire departments and other community partners support local efforts. Federal grants and supporting funds are often available to support state and local programs.

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