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Fire Safety Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Fire Safety Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Fire Safety merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Do the following:
Requirement 1a: Demonstrate the technique of stop, drop, cover, roll, cover your face, and cool. Explain how burn injuries can be prevented.
Requirement 1b: List the most frequent causes of burn injuries.
Requirement 1c: Explain how to safely discard and store flammable liquids.
Requirement 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.
Requirement 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.
Requirement 4: Explain the role of human behavior in the arson problem in this country.
Requirement 5: List the actions and common circumstances that cause seasonal and holiday-related fires. Explain how these fires can be prevented.
Requirement 6: Conduct a home safety survey with the help of an adult. Then do the following:
Requirement 6a: Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.
Requirement 6b: Test a smoke alarm and demonstrate regular maintenance of a smoke alarm.
Requirement 6c: Explain what to do when you smell gas and when you smell smoke.
Requirement 6d: Explain how you would report a fire alarm.
Requirement 6e: Explain what fire safety equipment can be found in public buildings.
Requirement 6f: Explain who should use fire extinguishers and when these devices can be used.
Requirement 6g: Explain how to extinguish a grease pan fire.
Requirement 6h: Explain what fire safety precautions you should take when you are in a public building.
Requirement 7: Do the following:
Requirement 7a: Demonstrate lighting a match safely.
Requirement 7b: Demonstrate the safe way to start a charcoal fire.
Requirement 7c: Demonstrate how to safely light a candle. Discuss with your counselor how to safely use candles.
Requirement 8: Explain the difference between combustible and noncombustible liquids and between combustible and noncombustible fabrics.
Requirement 9: Do the following:
Requirement 9a: Describe for your counselor the safe way to refuel a liquid fuel engine, such as a lawn mower, weed eater, an outboard motor, farm machine, or an automobile with gas from an approved gas can.
Requirement 9b: Demonstrate the safety factors, such as proper ventilation, for auxiliary heating devices and the proper way to fuel those devices.
Requirement 10: Do the following:
Requirement 10a: Explain the cost of outdoor and wildland fires and how to prevent them.
Requirement 10b: Demonstrate setting up and putting out a cooking fire.
Requirement 10c: Demonstrate using a camp stove and lantern.
Requirement 10d: Explain how to set up a campsite safe from fire.
Requirement 11: Visit a fire station. Identify the types of fire trucks. Find out about the fire prevention activities in your community.
Requirement 12: Determine if smoke detectors are required in all dwellings within your municipality. If so, explain which specific types are required. Tell your counselor what type of smoke detectors your house has or needs.
Requirement 13: 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.