In accordance with state laws, personnel from the Division of Prevention and Community Services investigate all fires in Lake Oswego for cause and origin determination. We work closely with the state and City police departments in this area.
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention
The Fire Department assists parents, schools, law enforcement and other agencies in dealing with fire setters. The Department does not provide counseling for the issues a juvenile may be dealing with that contribute to the fire setting behavior. But the intervention can help discover what level of fire setting or “fire play” the juvenile is at and provide information to responsible parties on the best method of help they have as options. The Department provides an assessment to determine the severity of the problem and works with those who are in a curiosity level through providing specific education both for the juvenile and the family.