Springfield, Ill- In recognition of Arson Week, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is raising awareness about the seriousness of this crime and educating Illinois residents about the true cost of arson and its impact on individuals and communities. Arson Awareness Week 2021 (May 2-8), highlights critical actions that first responders must take to help ensure a safe response to arson fires during periods of civil unrest.