Firemanship Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Firemanship MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
original 1911 mid 1995 Fire Safety
       
In mid-1995, the Firemanship merit badge changed its name to Fire Safety but maintained the same current badge design.  The Firemanship / Fire Safety merit badges are maintained as one merit badge statistic and the accummulated numbers earned are shown below.
 
Firemanship Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  9 85 202 660 777 1,092 1,735 2,014 5,778
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
4,431 7,141 9,574 9,631 9,298 12,412 19,330 25,116 36,264 41,200
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
40,703 46,266 44,994 44,959 17,366 28,751 22,983 25,672 31,164 32,605
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
31,747 28.658 27,932 27,076 28,850 27,084 23,053 19,283 18,581 22,982
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
29,571 34,428 36,109 40,900 52,156 56,220 55,936 53,511 57,621 61,911
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
72,578 73,513 74,352 71,901 60,954 49,147 38,934 39,415 35,599 32,735
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
31,686 28,184 24,647 30,812 41,526 39,792 34,317 28,231 23,179 18,696
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
11,855 18,162                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      14,150     12,147      
            Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
12,548 11,481 12,801 13,958 14,656 13,261 13,358 13,661 14,055 17,784
Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
15,483 16,886 14,517 12,988 12,395 12,782 12,257 11,746 11,673 11,045
Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety Fire Safety
                   
            Grand Total: 2,667,155 
                   
Cells shown in green indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but the exact number is not currently known. The Grand Total is based off of official reports and research and includes all known and unknown yearly numbers.  Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being found and validated.  Grand Total is for merit badges earned through 2019.
 
Firemanship MERIT BADGES
 
Firemanship Merit Badge - Type A Firemanship Merit Badge - Type B Firemanship Merit Badge - Type C Firemanship Merit Badge - Type D Firemanship Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946 19XX-19XX 1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill cloth)  
         
Firemanship Merit Badge - Type F Firemanship Merit Badge - Type G Firemanship Merit Badge - Type H Firemanship Merit Badge - Type I Firemanship Merit Badge - Type J
Type F Type G Type H Type I Type J
1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-2002 19XX-19XX 2003-2009
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (38mm and 42mm) (Scout Stuff back)
         
Firemanship Merit Badge - Type K Firemanship Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Firemanship MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1919-1920 1920-1924 1924-1939 1924-1939
       
Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1930-1939 1930-1939 1940-1944 1944
       
Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-2
Type 5B Type 6 Type 7A-1 Type 7A-2
1944-1952 1953-1967 1967-1972 1967-1972
       
Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  
Type 8 Type 9A Type 9B  
1973-1979 1979-2007 1979-2007  

 

KNOWN Firemanship MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Firemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX
Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX
       
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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