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To be able to complete a merit badge during Pathways to Eagle the preparation work MUST be completed BEFORE and turned in at the START of the merit badge session.


Due to the shortness of the sessions, teaching is not possible. The Scout needs to have read the merit badge pamphlet BEFORE the session and be prepared for each of the requirements.


The availability of a Merit Badge session will be based on the actual availability of Merit Badge counselors on the day of the event.

Fire Safety   Fire Safety     Fire Safety

This Merit Badge requires 1 session to complete.

The Pathways to Eagle preparation work items for the Fire Safety merit badge are: 6,  10b,  11

  • Items in RED - MUST be completed before the session starts to make it possible to complete the merit badge at Pathways to Eagle. Bring proof of completion (item, written work, note, photo, etc.)
  • Items in GREEN - Can be completed before the session starts or done during merit badge session.
  • Items in BLACK - MUST be ready to demonstrate your knowledge of these requirements during the merit badge session.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to use a Merit Badge worksheet to show that they have done the preparation work for the merit badge. Download the workbook for the Fire Safety Merit Badge in Adobe PDF format from the U.S. Scouting Service Project website.
Scouts MUST be able to discuss any items completed as preparation works or as written work. Note: Some requirements contain items that fall into more that one category and are listed as the higher category.
Do the following:
a.  Demonstrate the technique to stop, drop, roll, and cool. Explain how burn injuries can be prevented.
b.  List the most frequent causes of burn injuries.
c.  Explain how to safely discard and store flammable liquids.
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.
Do the following:
a.  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.
b.  Find out whether smoke detectors are required in each dwelling in your municipality. If so, learn what types of smoke detectors are required or acceptable.
Explain the role of human behavior in the arson problem in this country.
List the actions and common circumstances that cause seasonal and holiday-related fires. Explain how these fires can be prevented.
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.
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.
Explain the difference between combustible and noncombustible liquids and between combustible and noncombustible fabrics.
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.
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 a fire.
Visit a fire station. Identify the types of fire trucks. Find out about the fire prevention activities in your community.
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.
The requirements listed on this web site are believed to be correct.
The official requirements can be found in the current edition of
"Boy Scout Requirements Book 2024"

Download the workbook for the Fire Safety Merit Badge
in Adobe PDF format from, The U.S. Scouting Service Project website.

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