TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Fire Safety Merit Badge

 

Fire Safety

 

 

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 the safe way to melt wax.
  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.

Fire Safety Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT