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Fire Safety Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Explain what action should be taken and why, if you discover a fire has broken out in the home or at camp.
  2. Explain the process of combustion. Find out about the effects of smoke and heat and how to act in smoke.
  3. Be aware of dangers in the home and the fire precautions  necessary for:
    • oil heaters and open solid fuel fires
    • portable electric fires
    • drying clothes
    • electric wiring and fuses
    • smoking paraphernalia, particularly matches
    • uses of household gas, including gas fires
    • party decorations and candles
    • closing doors and windows
    • using BBQs.
  4. Explain the benefits of installing smoke detectors. Describe the best places to install them.
  5. Learn what the dangers of campfires are and what precautions should be taken.
  6. Find out about the causes of heath and grass fires.
  7. Learn how to make an emergency call for the fire service.
  8. Identify different fire extinguisher types such as water, dry powder,  foam and carbon dioxide. Explain what kinds of fire they should be used on.
  9. Find out what to do if a person’s clothes are on fire.
  10. Talk to your family about what to do in the event of a fire at home.

Top tips

Young people could take part in a course with their local fire and rescue service to complete this badge


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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