Arson Award Fund
Arson Hotline: 800-55-ARSON
Since 1978, NW Insurance Council has fully
funded Arson Alarm Foundation's annual $10,000
Award Fund for Washington. Citizens are encouraged to
report information about an arson or a suspicious fire by
calling the Arson Hotline at (800) 55-ARSON or contacting
local authorities. Callers may remain anonymous. Callers
who offer tips that lead to the arrest or conviction of
arsonists may be eligible for an award.
Arson Alarm Foundation is a partnership between
propery/casualty insurers and members of the fire and law
enforcement communities. The foundation seeks to help local
communities reduce arson fires and apprehend arsonists through
public awareness and monetary awards for Washington citizens.
Visit the Arson
Alarm Foundation to find out how you can help fight
What's on TAAP
More than half of all arson cases involve children under
the age of 18. That's why NW Insurance Council and Arson
Alarm Foundation have unveiled the new Teen
Arson Awareness Program (TAAP) for local fire departments
and schools. The program features a poster that can be displayed
in middle and high schools. The poster is designed to warn
teens about the dangers of arson and encourage them to report
arson activity to authorities. Arson is a difficult crime
to solve. Only 18 percent of all arson cases result in prosecution.
Teens who provide tips to investigators that lead to an
arrest or conviction of an arsonist may be eligible for
an award up to $10,000.
TAAP is an initiative designed to compliment
local fire prevention and investigative efforts by creating
an incentive for youth to step forward with credible tips.
The goal is reduce the amount of arson fires involving children
by increasing awareness and rewarding young citizens.
If you're a member of a fire department, law
enforcement agency or a school and you'd like to participate
in this valuable program, please contact Darrin Sanger,
NW Insurance Council communications director, at (800) 664-4942
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're an investigator and you would like
to nominate a person for an arson award, download this WA
Arson Awards Nomination Form and fax it to (206) 624-1975.