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Complete the Scout Fire Safety Badge over 4 evenings.


Smoke detectors
fire extinguishers


Use the resources attached, to hand out to the Scouts, either for each activity, or at the end.

Night 1
- What is fire? Process of combustion
- Actions on discovering a fire at home, HQ, camp.
- Dangers & precautions in the home, HQ, camp.
- Effects of smoke & heat

Night 2
- Befefits of smoke detectors
- Heath & grass fires
- Fire Extinguishers – recognition & practical

Night 3
- Building a fire safely (safety, fire bucket, area etc)
- Scenario practical activity for each group

Night 4
- Visit to local fire station
- Award certificates & troop photo

Other ideas:

1. (10 min) Put the troop into patrols, and get them to draw who they think is involved in the fire service. Then, bring the troop together to present what they think, and explain to them how a fire service works. (http://www.leicestershire-fire.gov.uk/fireservice/stations_work.shtml is useful)

2. (20 min) Group Discussion:
a. Action on discovering a fire
b. Process of combustion, the effects of heat and what to do in smoke.
c. Dangers of fire at camp and at home.
d. Fire Extinguishers - talk about the different types and their uses.
c. Smoke Detectors - benefits of installation, how to check them.

3. (5 min) Get the Scouts to test the smoke detectors in the hut

4. (20 min) Get the Scouts to complete the Home Escape Plan worksheet, and the Grass Fire Worksheet.

5. (15 min) Talk about 'Stop-Drop-Roll' and how to call the Fire Service. Then get them to act out how to do the maneuvre


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