Despite its T (for "Teen") rating and warnings on the dangers of fire, a video game is raising eyebrows among the fire safety community based on the premise of having its young characters chuck objects into flames.
The game, titled "Little Inferno," instructs its players to burn an array of items in exchange for coins. "From where we sit, we see the other side of fire, which are the unfortunate incidents involving young children," says Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Communications. "We see the statistics of children playing with fire and associated losses."
Read more about the game--and a response from the game's developers--in the latest edition of NFPA Journal.