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{{Otheruses|'' {{ThisMB}}{{WSAearn|First Responder}}<br />Venturers can complete the [[Ranger_Award#Emergency_Preparedness|Ranger Award Emergency Preparedness]] core requirement<br />Scouts and Scouters at all levels can earn the [[Emergency Preparedness BSA Award]].<br />[[Unit]]s can earn the [[BSA Ready & Prepared Award]].}}
{{Otheruses|'' {{ThisMB}}{{WSAearn|First Responder}}<br />Venturers can complete the [[Ranger_Award#Emergency_Preparedness|Ranger Award Emergency Preparedness]] core requirement<br />Scouts and Scouters at all levels can earn the [[Emergency Preparedness BSA Award]].<br />[[Unit]]s can earn the [[BSA Ready & Prepared Award]].}}
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:*[https://emergency.cdc.gov Emergency Preparedness and Response] (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) &mdash; CDC.gov
:*[https://emergency.cdc.gov Emergency Preparedness and Response] (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) &mdash; CDC.gov
:*[http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/tags.resource.html?tag=pubs_ext_vt_edu:emergency-preparedness Resources for Emergency Preparedness] (Virginia Cooperative Extension) &mdash; VT.edu
:*[http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/tags.resource.html?tag=pubs_ext_vt_edu:emergency-preparedness Resources for Emergency Preparedness] (Virginia Cooperative Extension) &mdash; VT.edu
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:*[http://www.ready.gov ''Ready'' Campaign] (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) &mdash; Ready.gov
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:*<span class="plainlinks">[https://www.ready.gov ''Ready'' Campaign] (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) &mdash; Ready.gov</span>
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::Launched in February 2003, ''Ready'' ([http://www.ready.gov www.ready.gov]) is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
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::<span class="plainlinks">Launched in February 2003, ''Ready'' ([https://www.ready.gov www.ready.gov]) is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. A special ''Ready'' page has been set up for [https://www.ready.gov/kids kids, parents, and educators].</span>
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::Each U.S. State and Territory has its own ''Ready'' information specific to its own needs and circumstances:
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::All U.S. states, territories, commonwealths, and districts have their own ''Ready'' information specific to its own needs and circumstances (<span class="plainlinks">[https://www.ready.gov/kids/maps map]</span>):
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::'''States:''' <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/Alabama AL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Alaska AK] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Arizona AZ] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Arkansas AR] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/California CA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Colorado CO] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Connecticut CT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Delaware DE] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/District-of-Columbia DC] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Florida FL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Georgia GA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Hawaii HI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Idaho ID] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Illinois IL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Indiana IN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Iowa IA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Kansas KS] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Kentucky KY] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Louisiana LA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Maine ME] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Maryland MD] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Massachusetts MA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Michigan MI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Minnesota MN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Mississippi MS] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Missouri MO] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Montana MT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Nebraska NE] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Nevada NV] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Hampshire NH] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Jersey NJ] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Mexico NM] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-York NY] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/North-Carolina NC] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/North-Dakota ND] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Ohio OH] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Oklahoma OK] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Oregon OR] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Pennsylvania PA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Rhode-Island RI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/South-Carolina SC] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/South-Dakota SD] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Tennessee TN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Texas TX] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Utah UT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Vermont VT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Virginia VA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Washington WA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/West-Virginia WV] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Wisconsin WI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Wyoming WY]</span>
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::'''States:''' <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/Alabama AL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Alaska AK] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Arizona AZ] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Arkansas AR] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/California CA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Colorado CO] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Connecticut CT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Delaware DE] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Florida FL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Georgia GA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Hawaii HI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Idaho ID] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Illinois IL] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Indiana IN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Iowa IA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Kansas KS] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Kentucky KY] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Louisiana LA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Maine ME] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Maryland MD] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Massachusetts MA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Michigan MI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Minnesota MN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Mississippi MS] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Missouri MO] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Montana MT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Nebraska NE] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Nevada NV] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Hampshire NH] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Jersey NJ] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-Mexico NM] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/New-York NY] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/North-Carolina NC] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/North-Dakota ND] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Ohio OH] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Oklahoma OK] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Oregon OR] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Pennsylvania PA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Rhode-Island RI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/South-Carolina SC] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/South-Dakota SD] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Tennessee TN] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Texas TX] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Utah UT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Vermont VT] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Virginia VA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Washington WA] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/West-Virginia WV] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Wisconsin WI] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Wyoming WY]</span>
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::'''Territories:''' <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/American-Samoa AS] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Guam GU] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/northern-mariana-islands MP] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Puerto-Rico PR] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/US-Virgin-Islands VI]</span>
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::'''Territories/Commonwealths:''' <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/American-Samoa American Samoa (AS)] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Guam Guam (GU)] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/northern-mariana-islands Northern Mariana Islands (MP)] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/Puerto-Rico Puerto Rico (PR)] &ndash; [http://www.ready.gov/US-Virgin-Islands U.S. Virgin Islands (VI)] </span>
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::'''Federal districts:''' <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/District-of-Columbia District of Columbia (DC)] </span>
'''1.''' [[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]] - [[First-Aid Kit]]<br />
'''1.''' [[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]] - [[First-Aid Kit]]<br />
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:* [https://emergency.cdc.gov/hazards-specific.asp Information on Specific Types of Emergencies] (Centers for Disease Control) &mdash; CDC.gov
:* [https://emergency.cdc.gov/hazards-specific.asp Information on Specific Types of Emergencies] (Centers for Disease Control) &mdash; CDC.gov
'''2b.'''
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:* A fillable chart is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].
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:* A fillable chart is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]] {{PDF}}.
:*[https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts Know the Facts Disaster Factsheets] 15 downloadable factsheets with information about what to do before, during, and after specific disasters &mdash; Ready.gov
:*[https://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts Know the Facts Disaster Factsheets] 15 downloadable factsheets with information about what to do before, during, and after specific disasters &mdash; Ready.gov
:*[https://www.ready.gov/be-informed Be Informed] (learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.) &mdash; Ready.gov
:*[https://www.ready.gov/be-informed Be Informed] (learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.) &mdash; Ready.gov
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:* [https://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/16727/create-an-emergency-pack-or-kit/ Family Emergency Kit and Major Disaster Preparedness Items] (''Boy's Life'' 2010 article) &mdash; BoysLife.org
:* [https://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/16727/create-an-emergency-pack-or-kit/ Family Emergency Kit and Major Disaster Preparedness Items] (''Boy's Life'' 2010 article) &mdash; BoysLife.org
:* [https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/helping-your-family-prepare-before-a-disaster Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster] (North Carolina State Extension) &mdash; ncsu.edu
:* [https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/helping-your-family-prepare-before-a-disaster Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster] (North Carolina State Extension) &mdash; ncsu.edu
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:* [http://en.readynova.org/ Preparedness Planners] (ReadyNOVA) &mdash; ReadyNOVA.org
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:* [http://readynova.org Preparedness Planners] (ReadyNOVA) &mdash; ReadyNOVA.org
:* [https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan Make A Plan] &mdash; Ready.gov
:* [https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan Make A Plan] &mdash; Ready.gov
:* [https://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan Call a Family Meeting and Make a Plan!] &mdash; Ready.gov
:* [https://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan Call a Family Meeting and Make a Plan!] &mdash; Ready.gov
:* [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/index.htm CDC Center for Preparedness and Response]: [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/prepareyourhealth/PersonalHealth.htm Personal Health Preparedness] &nbsp;&bull;&nbsp; [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/prepareyourhealth/PlanAhead.htm Plan Ahead] &mdash; CDC.gov
:* [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/index.htm CDC Center for Preparedness and Response]: [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/prepareyourhealth/PersonalHealth.htm Personal Health Preparedness] &nbsp;&bull;&nbsp; [https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/prepareyourhealth/PlanAhead.htm Plan Ahead] &mdash; CDC.gov
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:* [https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/index.html Preparing an Emergency Water Supply Kit] &mdash; CDC.gov
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:* [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NapvvtH3tiucKvW7RVtyMEjowyNjo8PV Emergency Information Forms] &mdash; Bakersfield CERT via Google Drive
'''3a.''' [https://www.srpnet.com/safety/emergency.aspx Emergency Situations: If someone touches a live electrical wire] &mdash; SRPNet.com<br />
'''3a.''' [https://www.srpnet.com/safety/emergency.aspx Emergency Situations: If someone touches a live electrical wire] &mdash; SRPNet.com<br />
'''3b.''' [http://www.meditrenz.com/how-to-save-yourself-or-someone-else-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning.html How to Save Yourself (or Someone Else) from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning] &mdash; meditrenz.com<br />
'''3b.''' [http://www.meditrenz.com/how-to-save-yourself-or-someone-else-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning.html How to Save Yourself (or Someone Else) from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning] &mdash; meditrenz.com<br />
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'''3d.''' [https://quizlet.com/124420347/4-types-of-non-swimming-rescues-in-priority-order-flash-cards/ 4 types of non-swimming rescues (in priority order)] &mdash; Quizlet.com<br />
'''3d.''' [https://quizlet.com/124420347/4-types-of-non-swimming-rescues-in-priority-order-flash-cards/ 4 types of non-swimming rescues (in priority order)] &mdash; Quizlet.com<br />
'''4.''' Attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft
'''4.''' Attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft
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:* [http://www.sarbc.org/sarbc/pdfs/Signallingforhelp.pdf Survival: Signaling for Help] (Search And Rescue British Columbia) &mdash; SARBC.org
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:* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.sarbc.org/sarbc/pdfs/Signallingforhelp.pdf Survival: Signaling for Help {{PDF}}]</span> (Search And Rescue British Columbia) &mdash; SARBC.org
:* [http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp19.php Signaling Techniques] &mdash; wilderness-survival.net
:* [http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp19.php Signaling Techniques] &mdash; wilderness-survival.net
:* [https://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/signalingforhelp.html Signaling for Help <<broken link>>] ([https://web.archive.org/web/20180111213933/https://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/signalingforhelp.html Archived copy])&mdash; wilderness-survival-skills.com
:* [https://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/signalingforhelp.html Signaling for Help <<broken link>>] ([https://web.archive.org/web/20180111213933/https://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/signalingforhelp.html Archived copy])&mdash; wilderness-survival-skills.com
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:* [http://www.survivaloutdoorskills.com/signaling.htm Signaling for Help] &mdash; survivaloutdoorskills.com
:* [http://www.survivaloutdoorskills.com/signaling.htm Signaling for Help] &mdash; survivaloutdoorskills.com
:* [https://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-skills/how-to-signal-for-help-while-stranded/ How To Signal For Help While Stranded] &mdash; modernsurvivalblog.com
:* [https://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-skills/how-to-signal-for-help-while-stranded/ How To Signal For Help While Stranded] &mdash; modernsurvivalblog.com
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:* [[Media:Wilderness Survival Priorities and Signaling.pdf|Wilderness Survival Priorities and Signaling]]
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:* [[Media:Wilderness Survival Priorities and Signaling.pdf|Wilderness Survival Priorities and Signaling]] {{PDF}}
:* [http://www.dummies.com/sports/camping/methods-for-signaling-search-and-rescue-teams/ Methods for Signaling Search-and-Rescue] (from ''[http://www.dummies.com/sports/camping/wilderness-survival-for-dummies/ Wilderness Survival for Dummies]'') &mdash; dummies.com
:* [http://www.dummies.com/sports/camping/methods-for-signaling-search-and-rescue-teams/ Methods for Signaling Search-and-Rescue] (from ''[http://www.dummies.com/sports/camping/wilderness-survival-for-dummies/ Wilderness Survival for Dummies]'') &mdash; dummies.com
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:* ''[[Fieldbook]]'', 5th edition, Chapter 14 Survival, pp. 198-199
'''5.''' [https://www.wikihow.com/Carry-an-Injured-Person-Using-Two-People How to Carry an Injured Person Using Two People] &mdash; WikiHow.com<br />
'''5.''' [https://www.wikihow.com/Carry-an-Injured-Person-Using-Two-People How to Carry an Injured Person Using Two People] &mdash; WikiHow.com<br />
'''6a.''' National Incident Management System / Incident Command System
'''6a.''' National Incident Management System / Incident Command System
:* [https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system National Incident Management System] &mdash; FEMA.gov
:* [https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system National Incident Management System] &mdash; FEMA.gov
:* [https://www.fema.gov/nims-frequently-asked-questions#item1c NIMS Frequently Asked Questions] &ndash; look at the "General Questions" section &mdash; FEMA.gov
:* [https://www.fema.gov/nims-frequently-asked-questions#item1c NIMS Frequently Asked Questions] &ndash; look at the "General Questions" section &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/NIMSFactSheet.pdf National Incident Management System (NIMS) Factsheet] &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/NIMSFactSheet.pdf National Incident Management System (NIMS) Factsheet {{PDF}}]</span> &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://training.fema.gov/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, IS-700.B] (FEMA Independent Study Course) &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://training.fema.gov/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, IS-700.B] (FEMA Independent Study Course, 3.5 hours) &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://training.fema.gov/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100, IS-100.C] (FEMA Independent Study Course) &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://training.fema.gov/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100, IS-100.C] (FEMA Independent Study Course, 2 hours) &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* [https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/assets/reviewmaterials.pdf Incident Command System (ICS) Review Material] &mdash; FEMA.gov
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:* <span class="plainlinks">[https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/assets/reviewmaterials.pdf Incident Command System (ICS) Review Material {{PDF}}]</span> &mdash; FEMA.gov
:* [https://www.fema.gov/incident-command-system-resources Incident Command System Resources] &mdash; FEMA.gov
:* [https://www.fema.gov/incident-command-system-resources Incident Command System Resources] &mdash; FEMA.gov
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'''7a.''' Amateur radio [http://www.arrl.org/field-day Field Day]<br />
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'''7a.''' Amateur radio [http://www.arrl.org/field-day Field Day] (4th full weekend in June) &nbsp;&bull;&nbsp; [http://www.usarmymars.org/events/armed-forces-day Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test] (one week prior to Armed Forces Day each May)<br />
'''7b.''' Here is a sample copy of a [[Media:Troop_Mobilization_-_BLANK.doc|Troop Mobilization Plan]]. <br />
'''7b.''' Here is a sample copy of a [[Media:Troop_Mobilization_-_BLANK.doc|Troop Mobilization Plan]]. <br />
'''8a.'''
'''8a.'''
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:'''(2)''' [https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/28059 CERT Emergency Communications Module] &mdash; FEMA.gov
:'''(2)''' [https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/28059 CERT Emergency Communications Module] &mdash; FEMA.gov
'''8b.'''
'''8b.'''
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:;Personal Emergency Service Pack for a Troop Mobilization
:*[[Personal Emergency Service Pack]]
:*[[Personal Emergency Service Pack]]
:*[https://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/16727/create-an-emergency-pack-or-kit/ Personal Emergency Service Pack for use in a troop mobilization] (''Boy's Life'' 2010 article) &mdash; BoysLife.org
:*[https://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/16727/create-an-emergency-pack-or-kit/ Personal Emergency Service Pack for use in a troop mobilization] (''Boy's Life'' 2010 article) &mdash; BoysLife.org
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:;Family Kit for Emergency Evacuation
:*[[Emergency Kit#Family_Emergency_Kit|Family Emergency Kit]]
:*[[Emergency Kit#Family_Emergency_Kit|Family Emergency Kit]]
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'''9a.''' A sample Safety Checklist is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]]<br />
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:* [https://www.ready.gov/car Emergency Kit for the Car] &mdash; Ready.gov
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'''9b.''' [https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/safety-in-the-home/escape-planning How to make a home fire escape plan] &mdash; NFPA.org
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:* [https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/index.html Preparing an Emergency Water Supply Kit] &mdash; CDC.gov
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'''9c.''' A blank accident prevention program template is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].<br />
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'''9a.''' A sample Safety Checklist is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} merit badge workbook]] {{PDF}}<br />
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'''9b.''' [https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/safety-in-the-home/escape-planning How to make a home fire escape plan (NFPA.org)] &nbsp;&bull;&nbsp; [https://www.escapemyhouse.co.nz Escape My House (New Zealand Fire Service)] &nbsp;&bull;&nbsp; [https://escapeplanner.co.nz Escape Planner (New Zealand Fire Service)]<br />
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'''9c.''' A blank accident prevention program template is in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]] {{PDF}}.<br />
=== Books ===
=== Books ===
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*American Red Cross. ''American Red Cross Water Safety Handbook''. StayWell, 2004
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*American Red Cross. ''American Red Cross Water Safety Handbook''. StayWell, 2004, ISBN 1584801921
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*__________________. ''First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Communities'' (participant's manual). Staywell, 2006
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*__________________. ''First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Communities'' (participant's manual). Staywell, 2006, ISBN 1584803002
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*__________________. ''Responding to Emergencies'' (participant's manual), Staywell, 2007
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*__________________. ''Responding to Emergencies'' (participant's manual), Staywell, 2007, ISBN 1584804009
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*Forgey, William W. ''Basic Essentials: Wilderness First Aid''. 3rd. ed. Falcon Guides, 2007
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*Forgey, William W. ''Basic Essentials: Wilderness First Aid''. 3rd. ed. Falcon Guides, 2007, ISBN 0762741414
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*Keily, Kate. ''Living Safe in an Unsafe World: The Complete Guide to Family Preparedness''. New American Library Trade, 2000
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*Keily, Kate. ''Living Safe in an Unsafe World: The Complete Guide to Family Preparedness''. New American Library Trade, 2000, ISBN 0451409329
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*Meyer-Crissey, Pamela, and Briand L. Crissey, Ph.D. ''Common Sense in Uncommen Times, 2nd ed.'' Granite Publishing, 2013
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*Meyer-Crissey, Pamela, and Briand L. Crissey, Ph.D. ''Common Sense in Uncommon Times, 2nd ed.'' Granite Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9781893183551
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*U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ''First There First Care: Bystander Care for the Injured.'' DOT HS 809 853, 2005.
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*U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. <span class="plainlinks">[https://icsw.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/ems/Archive/FirstThere_Bystander/ ''First There First Care: Bystander Care for the Injured.'' {{PDF}}]</span> DOT HS 809 853, 2005.
=== Organizations and Websites ===
=== Organizations and Websites ===
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.redcross.org American Red Cross]</span>
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* [http://www.redcross.org American Red Cross]
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://avma.org American Veterinary Medical Association]</span>
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* [http://avma.org American Veterinary Medical Association]
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps Citizen Corps]</span>
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* [http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps Citizen Corps]
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team Community Emergency Response Teams]</span>
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* [http://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team Community Emergency Response Teams]
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency]</span>
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* [http://www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency]
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* [[Search and Rescue]] merit badge requirements #3.c.2, #3.c.3, #5, and #8 are related to [[Emergency Preparedness]] requirements #6.a and 6.b. (National Incident Management System / Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) and to [[Emergency Preparedness BSA Award]] requirement #4 (''Complete IS-100.b (or later), Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp)'').
* [[Search and Rescue]] merit badge requirements #3.c.2, #3.c.3, #5, and #8 are related to [[Emergency Preparedness]] requirements #6.a and 6.b. (National Incident Management System / Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) and to [[Emergency Preparedness BSA Award]] requirement #4 (''Complete IS-100.b (or later), Introduction to Incident Command System (see http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp)'').
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* [[Radio]] requirement #9.a.6. to ''carry on a 10-minute amateur radio contact'' and [[Emergency Preparedness]] requirement #7a to ''take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency'' can be met by participating in the annual amateur radio [http://www.arrl.org/field-day Field Day] on the fourth full weekend of June each year or, possibly, by participating in the annual [http://www.usarmymars.org/events/armed-forces-day Armed Forces Day Crossband Test (Military Auxiliary Radio System)] (one week prior to Armed Forces Day each May).
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*[http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp FEMA Independent Study Program List] &mdash; If you have an older Scout working on this badge, FEMA self-study units can be converted to college credits. The courses from FEMA are free; there is a small charge to convert them to college credits.
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This is the Emergency Preparedness merit badge for Scouts, Lone Scouts, and qualified Venturers or Sea Scouts.
Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts can earn the First Responder Adventure Pin.
Venturers can complete the Ranger Award Emergency Preparedness core requirement
Scouts and Scouters at all levels can earn the Emergency Preparedness BSA Award.
Units can earn the BSA Ready & Prepared Award.
Emergency Preparedness merit badge is an option for the Eagle Scout rank.
Scouts can choose to earn Lifesaving instead.
Emergency Preparedness merit badge requires prior counselor and/or parent approval for requirement(s) #2b, 9a.
Emergency Preparedness merit badge is an option for the National Outdoor Badge for Adventure.
Emergency Preparedness merit badge is an option for the Emergency Preparedness BSA Award.


Emergency Preparedness merit badge
Image:Emergency Preparedness.jpg
Status: Eagle-required
Created: 1972
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 006
Requirements revision: 2018
Latest pamphlet revision: 2015

Contents

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.


Emergency Preparedness merit badge requirements

  1. Earn the First Aid merit badge.
  2. Do the following:
    (a) Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:
    (1) Prevention
    (2) Protection
    (3) Mitigation
    (4) Response
    (5) Recovery
    Include in your discussion the kinds of questions that are important to ask yourself as you consider each of these.
    (b) Using a chart, graph, spreadsheet, or another method approved by your counselor, demonstrate your understanding of each aspect of emergency preparedness listed in requirement 2a (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) for 10 emergency situations from the list below. You must use the first five situations listed below in boldface, plus any other five of your choice. Discuss your findings with your counselor.
    (1) Home kitchen fire
    (2) Home basement/storage room/garage fire
    (3) Explosion in the home
    (4) Automobile crash
    (5) Food-borne disease (food poisoning)
    (6) Fire or explosion in a public place
    (7) Vehicle stalled in the desert
    (8) Vehicle trapped in a blizzard
    (9) Earthquake or tsunami
    (10) Mountain/backcountry accident
    (11) Boating or water accident
    (12) Gas leak in a home or a building
    (13) Tornado or hurricane
    (14) Major flooding or a flash flood
    (15) Toxic chemical spills and releases
    (16) Nuclear power plant emergency
    (16) Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)
    (17) Violence in a public place
    (c) Meet with and teach your family how to get or build a kit, make a plan, and be informed for the situations on the chart you created for requirement 2b. Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.
  3. Show how you could safely save a person from the following:
    (a) Touching a live household electric wire.
    (b) A structure filled with carbon monoxide
    (c) Clothes on fire.
    (d) Drowning, using nonswimming rescues (including accidents on ice).
  4. Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft.
  5. With another person, show a good way to transport an injured person out of a remote and/or rugged area, conserving the energy of rescuers while ensuring the well-being and protection of the injured person.
  6. Do the following:
    (a) Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
    (b) Identify the local government or community agencies that normally handle and prepare for emergency services similar to those of the NIMS or ICS. Explain to your counselor ONE of the following:
    (1) How the NIMS/ICS can assist a Scout troop when responding in a disaster
    (2) How a group of Scouts could volunteer to help in the event of these types of emergencies
    (c) Find out who is your community's emergency management director and learn what this person does to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations in your community. Discuss this information with your counselor, utilizing the information you learned from requirement 2b.
  7. Do the following:
    (a) Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.
    (b) Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your troop when needed to do emergency service. If there is already a plan, explain it. Tell your part in making it work.
  8. Do the following:
    (a) Tell the things a group of Scouts should be prepared to do, the training they need, and the safety precautions they should take for the following emergency services:
    (1) Crowd and traffic control
    (2) Messenger service and communication.
    (3) Collection and distribution services.
    (4) Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation.
    (b) Prepare a personal emergency service pack for a mobilization call. Prepare a family kit (suitcase or waterproof box) for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Explain the needs and uses of the contents.
  9. Do ONE of the following:
    (a) Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, inspect your home for potential hazards. Explain the hazards you find and how they can be corrected.
    (b) Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.
    (c) Develop an accident prevention program for five family activities outside the home (such as taking a picnic or seeing a movie) that includes an analysis of possible hazards, a proposed plan to correct those hazards, and the reasons for the corrections you propose.


The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Emergency Preparedness is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Emergency Preparedness requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

  1. Emergency Preparedness merit badge is on the Eagle Scout required list (requirement 3.g.). It is one choice of a group of two merit badges (or Lifesaving) on the list.
  2. The BSA Emergency Preparedness Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Emergency Preparedness as one of your monthly themes.
  3. Emergency Preparedness is a popular summer camp merit badge.


Requirement resources

Program Features

  • Useful information and practical ideas for planning and conducting Emergency Preparedness-themed troop meetings, outings, and other activities :

1-9 General Resources:

Launched in February 2003, Ready (www.ready.gov) is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. A special Ready page has been set up for kids, parents, and educators.
All U.S. states, territories, commonwealths, and districts have their own Ready information specific to its own needs and circumstances (map):
States: ALAKAZARCACOCTDEFLGAHIIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMIMNMSMOMTNENVNHNJNMNYNCNDOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVTVAWAWVWIWY
Territories/Commonwealths: American Samoa (AS)Guam (GU)Northern Mariana Islands (MP)Puerto Rico (PR)U.S. Virgin Islands (VI)
Federal districts: District of Columbia (DC)

1. First Aid Merit Badge - First-Aid Kit
2. General resources:

2b.

EarthquakesExtreme HeatFloodsHurricanesLandslides and MudslidesLightningTornadoesTsunamisVolcanoesWildfiresWinter Weather

2c. Family Emergency Kit and Plan

3a. Emergency Situations: If someone touches a live electrical wire — SRPNet.com
3b. How to Save Yourself (or Someone Else) from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — meditrenz.com
3c. What should I do if someone catches on fire? — sharecare.com
3d. 4 types of non-swimming rescues (in priority order) — Quizlet.com
4. Attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft

5. How to Carry an Injured Person Using Two People — WikiHow.com
6a. National Incident Management System / Incident Command System

7a. Amateur radio Field Day (4th full weekend in June)  •  Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test (one week prior to Armed Forces Day each May)
7b. Here is a sample copy of a Troop Mobilization Plan.
8a.

(1) CERT Traffic and Crowd Management Module — FEMA.gov
(2) CERT Emergency Communications Module — FEMA.gov

8b.

Personal Emergency Service Pack for a Troop Mobilization
Family Kit for Emergency Evacuation

9a. A sample Safety Checklist is in the Emergency Preparedness merit badge workbook Adobe Acrobat PDF
9b. How to make a home fire escape plan (NFPA.org)  •  Escape My House (New Zealand Fire Service)  •  Escape Planner (New Zealand Fire Service)
9c. A blank accident prevention program template is in the Emergency Preparedness Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Books

  • American Red Cross. American Red Cross Water Safety Handbook. StayWell, 2004, ISBN 1584801921
  • __________________. First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Communities (participant's manual). Staywell, 2006, ISBN 1584803002
  • __________________. Responding to Emergencies (participant's manual), Staywell, 2007, ISBN 1584804009
  • Forgey, William W. Basic Essentials: Wilderness First Aid. 3rd. ed. Falcon Guides, 2007, ISBN 0762741414
  • Keily, Kate. Living Safe in an Unsafe World: The Complete Guide to Family Preparedness. New American Library Trade, 2000, ISBN 0451409329
  • Meyer-Crissey, Pamela, and Briand L. Crissey, Ph.D. Common Sense in Uncommon Times, 2nd ed. Granite Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9781893183551
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. First There First Care: Bystander Care for the Injured. Adobe Acrobat PDF DOT HS 809 853, 2005.

Organizations and Websites

Related awards

  • Radio requirement #9.a.6. to carry on a 10-minute amateur radio contact and Emergency Preparedness requirement #7a to take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency can be met by participating in the annual amateur radio Field Day on the fourth full weekend of June each year or, possibly, by participating in the annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test (Military Auxiliary Radio System) (one week prior to Armed Forces Day each May).

See also

Emergency Preparedness-related awards
Scouts BSA portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
General Merit Badge information


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