Each year in the United States, fires set by children costs hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in property loss. As of March 2006, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) reported children of all ages set over 35,000 fires annually. Approximately 8,000 of those fires are set in homes. When children are at home, they usually play with fire in bedrooms, in closets and under beds. These are "secret" places where there are many items that can catch fire easily.
The program is designed to be three weeks long, but can be extended depending on the individual and the situation.