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|quote=The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety.
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::a. Demonstrate the technique of stop, drop, roll, and cool. Explain how burn injuries can be prevented.
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:2. Explain the chemistry and physics of fire. Name the parts of the fire tetrahedron. Explain why vapors are important to the burning process. Name the products of combustion. Give an example of how fire grows and what happens.
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:3. Name the most frequent causes of fire in the home and give examples of ways it can be prevented.
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::b. List the actions that cause seasonal fires and explain how these fires can be prevented.
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:6. Conduct a home safety survey with the help of an adult. Then do the following:
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::a. Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.
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::b. Test a smoke alarm and demonstrate regular maintenance of a smoke alarm.
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::c. Explain what to do when you smell gas and when you smell smoke.
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::d. Explain how you would report a fire alarm.
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::e. Explain what fire safety equipment can be found in public buildings.
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::f. Explain who should use fire extinguishers and when these devices can be used.
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::g. Explain how to extinguish a grease pan fire.
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::h. Explain what fire safety precautions you should take when you are in a public building.
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::a. Demonstrate lighting a match safely.
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::c. Demonstrate the safe way to melt wax.
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:8. Explain the difference between combustible and noncombustible liquids and between combustible and noncombustible fabrics.
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::b. Demonstrate setting up and putting out a cooking fire.
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::d. Explain how to set up a campsite safe from fire.
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:11. Visit a fire station. Identify the types of fire trucks. Find out about the fire prevention activities in your community.
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:12. Choose a fire safety-related career that interests you and describe the level of education required and responsibilities of a person in that position. Tell why this position interests you.
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# Fire Safety merit badge meets Sea Scout [Able] rank required list (requirement 12).
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* 6c: [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=277&itemID=18264&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fact%20sheets/Fire%20protection%20equipment/Fire%20extinguishers NFPA Fire Extinguishers' page]
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*'''2.''': [http://www.uic.edu/sph/cade/confined_space/mod2/m2p6.htm Fire tetrahedron (University of Illinois at Chicago)]
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* '''6c.''': [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=277&itemID=18264&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fact%20sheets/Fire%20protection%20equipment/Fire%20extinguishers NFPA Fire Extinguishers' page]
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* '''6e.''': [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=276&itemID=18249&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fact%20sheets/Fire%20protection%20equipment/Automatic%20sprinkler%20systems NFPA: Sprinkler Systems]
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* '''9.''': [http://www.ehow.com/how_2211044_add-gas-lawn-mowers.html How to Add Gas to a Lawnmower]
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* '''10d.''': [http://www.kidde.com/utcfs/ws-384/Assets/CampingFireSafety.pdf Camping Fire Safety]
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* '''11.''': [http://arapaho.nsuok.edu/~hiskett/webquest.htm Fire Trucks]
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* 6e: [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=276&itemID=18249&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fact%20sheets/Fire%20protection%20equipment/Automatic%20sprinkler%20systems NFPA: Sprinkler Systems]
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*[http://www.fireescapesystems.com/fire.asp Fire Safety and Protection Tips]
*[http://www.fireescapesystems.com/fire.asp Fire Safety and Protection Tips]
*[http://www.ci.san-carlos.ca.us/gov/depts/fire/default.asp Fire Department News and Safety Tips]
*[http://www.ci.san-carlos.ca.us/gov/depts/fire/default.asp Fire Department News and Safety Tips]
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*[http://www.escapefireladders.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=8 Fire Prevention Tips]
*[http://www.smokealarmssavelives.com/smoke.html Operation Safe Home]
*[http://www.smokealarmssavelives.com/smoke.html Operation Safe Home]
*[http://www.fire-find.com/ffcreed.html Fire Fighters Creed]
*[http://www.fire-find.com/ffcreed.html Fire Fighters Creed]
*[http://www.sparky.org/ Sparky the Fire Dog]
*[http://www.sparky.org/ Sparky the Fire Dog]
*[http://www.nafed.org/ National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors]
*[http://www.nafed.org/ National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors]
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*[http://www.fema.gov/ Federal Emergency Management Agency]
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Resources include the Fire Safety merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Fire Safety merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1995
Replaced: Firemanship
BSA Advancement ID: 050
Requirements revision: 2013
Latest pamphlet revision: 2013

Contents

The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety.


Fire Safety merit badge requirements

  1. Do the following:
    a. Demonstrate the technique of stop, drop, roll, and cool. Explain how burn injuries can be prevented.
    b. List the most frequent causes of burn injuries.
  2. Explain the chemistry and physics of fire. Name the parts of the fire tetrahedron. Explain why vapors are important to the burning process. Name the products of combustion. Give an example of how fire grows and what happens.
  3. Name the most frequent causes of fire in the home and give examples of ways they can be prevented. Include a discussion about fires caused by smoking in the home, cooking, candles, fireplaces, and electrical appliances.
  4. Do the following:
    a. Explain the role of human behavior in the arson problem in this country
    b. List the actions that cause seasonal fires and explain how these fires can be prevented.
  5. List common circumstances that cause holiday-related fires and explain how these fires can be prevented.
  6. Conduct a home safety survey with the help of an adult. Then do the following:
    a. Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.
    b. Test a smoke alarm and demonstrate regular maintenance of a smoke alarm.
    c. Explain what to do when you smell gas and when you smell smoke.
    d. Explain how you would report a fire alarm.
    e. Explain what fire safety equipment can be found in public buildings.
    f. Explain who should use fire extinguishers and when these devices can be used.
    g. Explain how to extinguish a grease pan fire.
    h. Explain what fire safety precautions you should take when you are in a public building.
  7. Do the following:
    a. Demonstrate lighting a match safely.
    b. Demonstrate the safe way to start a charcoal fire.
    c. Demonstrate how to safely light a candle. Discuss with your counselor how to safely use candles.
  8. Explain the difference between combustible and noncombustible liquids and between combustible and noncombustible fabrics.
  9. Do the following:
    a. Demonstrate the safe way to fuel a lawnmower.
    b. Demonstrate the safety factors, such as proper ventilation, for auxiliary heating devices and the proper way to fuel those devices.
  10. Do the following:
    a. Explain the cost of outdoor and wildland fires and how to prevent them.
    b. Demonstrate setting up and putting out a cooking fire.
    c. Demonstrate using a camp stove and lantern.
    d. Explain how to set up a campsite safe from fire.
  11. Visit a fire station. Identify the types of fire trucks. Find out about the fire prevention activities in your community.
  12. Choose a fire safety-related career that interests you and describe the level of education required and responsibilities of a person in that position. Tell why this position interests you.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Fire Safety is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Fire Safety requirements.
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Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
  1. Fire Safety merit badge meets Sea Scout [Able] rank required list (requirement 12).


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