Michigan Arson Prevention Committee

Arson Awareness Week in Michigan held the first week in May each year.



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Arson...a word which should strike fear into all of us. It signifies destruction, devastation, and death. Arsonists deliberately set fire for profit, revenge, hate, thrills...and it is a major criminal activity in Michigan.

Arson affects everyone. No exclusions. Workers lose jobs, towns and cities lose tax dollars, burned buildings create blighted areas, and innocent people are injured or killed. It costs the nation and Michigan's taxpayers millions of dollars each year. In Michigan, 29% of all fires are classified as arson or "suspicious". Arson's impact on the national and state economy is being recognized more by concerned citizens and organizations. Obviously, an effective battle against arson can be accomplished only by the concerted action of dedicated groups and individuals.

The Michigan Arson Prevention Committee (MAPC), formed in 1973, is Michigan's front line task force against arson. Michigan's Arson Prevention Committee is a divergent group of concerned and dedicated individuals with a strong commitment to reducing the arson problem in this state. It is comprised of representatives from fire and police services, business, insurance industry, and government. 


News For You

Looking for Speakers
The MAPC is seeking presentation proposals for the 2017 Youth Fire & Life Saving Conference.  Learn more.

Poster Contest Winners
Winners of the 2016 Arson Awareness Poster Contest have been announced.  See the artists' work.

Golf Outing
MAPC's Annual Fundraiser to purchase coloring books is September. 

Coloring Books
The MAPC has fire safety coloring books to distribute to children in your area.  Contact us!

Report Arson, 1-800-44-ARSON
You could be eligible for a reward up to $5,000 for providing information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of an arsonist. Report an arson by phone or email. To report an arson by phone, call toll-free 1.800.44.ARSON. Download the Tip Reward form.