Although not required, Scouts will find earning the Fire Safety Merit Badge a lot easier to earn if they already have completed their First Aid Merit Badge and their 1st Class Rank.  First aid and injury care requirements for fire safety are done in these areas and will make the Fire Safety Merit Badge much easier to complete.

Not a difficult merit badge to do, but lots of requirements including a visit to a fire station.  Consider working on the Requirements for the Boy Scout Firem'n Chit at the same time.

If you like the Fire Safety Merit Badge, consider also doing Emergency Preparedness and First Aid.


Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday November 7, 2015

Minneapolis, MN


8 Scouts

Saturday March 7, 2015

Maple Plain, MN


8 Scouts

Saturday November 9, 2013

Minneapolis, MN


12 Scouts

Saturday March 16, 2013

Maple Plain, MN


11 Scouts

Saturday November 17, 2012

Richfield, MN


12 Scouts

Saturday January 14, 2012

Richfield, MN


9 Scouts

Saturday May 14, 2011

Richfield, MN


18 Scouts

Saturday May 1, 2010

Rum River Scout Camp


22 Scouts

Saturday February 6, 2010

Golden Valley, MN


83 Scouts

Saturday May 9, 2009

Richfield, MN


10 Scouts








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source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition


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 the 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..


this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015