Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Fire Safety Badge

Note: 
If you hold the Brownie First Aider badge, you are exempt from Clause 7.
10 Visit your local fire station or invite a fire officer to your meeting.  Find out how the fire service works and what happens when a fire station receives an emergency call.
2) a) Know how fires start and spread.
b) List ways in which fires can be prevented.
3) Be able to explain why smoke detectors should be used in homes and where they should be sited.
4) Tell the tester what you would do if a fire happened in your home.  You must include:
a) warning and evacuating others
b) being able to prevent the spread of the fire
c) being able to call the fire service using the 999 system and passing on the important information.
5) a) Know what to do if a person's clothes are on fire.
b) Show how you would crawl to safety from a smoke-filled room.
c) Know what to do with a chip-pan fire.
6) Know the importance of fire extinguishers.  Be aware that different fire extinguishers are used on different types of fire.
7) Be able to deal with the following basic first aid situations:
a) unconsciousness
b) burns and scalds
c) shock.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Fire Safety Badge

1) Find out how the fire service works and what happens when it receives an emergency call.
2) Know when most fires in the home start.  Talk with the tester about some ways to prevent fires from starting.
3) Know about battery-operated and hard-wired smoke detectors.  Describe:
* the best places to put smoke detectors
* the sound a smoke detector makes
* how and when to test smoke detectors
4) Make an escape plan for your home or meeting place.  You should include:
* two ways out of each room (if possible)
* a meeting point outside, where everyone should go.
Make sure everyone knows how to get out if there is a fire.  Practise your escape plan at least once.
5) Describe each of the following.
* How to call the fire service in an emergency.
* How to escape from a room filled with smoke
* How to prevent smoke entering a room.
* How to check for fire behind a door, knowing not to open it if there is fire. 
* What you would do if your own (or someone else's) clothes caught fire.
6) Describe basic fire safety for:
* ovens, hobs, grills, microwave ovens and toasters.
* fires and heaters.
* people who smoke.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Fire Safety Badge

1) Find out how the fire service works and what happens when it receives an emergency call.
2) Know how most fires in the home start.  Talk with the tester about some ways to prevent fires from starting.
3) Know about battery-operated and hard-wired smoke detectors.  Describe:
* the best places to put smoke detectors
* the sound a smoke detector makes
* how and when to test smoke detectors.
4) Make an escape plan for your home or meeting place.  You should include:
* two ways out of each room (if possible)
* a meeting point outside, where everyone should go to.
Make sure everyone knows how to get out if there is a fire.  Practise your escape plan at least once.
5) Describe each of the following.
* How to call the fire service in an emergency.
* How to escape from a room filled with smoke
* How to prevent smoke entering a room
* How to check for fire behind a door, knowing not to open it if there is fire.
* What you would do if your own (or someone else's) clothes caught fire.
6) Describe basic fire safety for:
* ovens, hobs, grills, microwave ovens and toasters
* fires and heaters
* people who smoke.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Fire Safety Badge

1) Find out how the fire service works and what happens when it receives an emergency call.
2) Know how most fires in the home start.  Talk with the tester about some ways to prevent fires from starting.
3) Know about battery-operated and hardwired smoke detectors.  Describe:
* the best places to put smoke detectors
* the sound a smoke detector makes
* how and when to test smoke detectors.
4) Make an escape plan for your home or meeting place.  You should include:
* two ways out of each room (if possible)
* a meeting point outside, where everyone should go to.
Make sure everyone knows how to get out if there is a fire.  Practise your escape plan at least once.
5) Describe each of the following.
* How to call the fire service in an emergency.
* How to escape from a room filled with smoke
* How to prevent smoke entering a room
* How to check for fire behind a door, knowing not to open it if there is fire.
* What you would do if your own (or someone else's) clothes caught fire.
6) Describe basic fire safety for:
* ovens, hobs, grills, microwave ovens and toasters
* fires and heaters
* people who smoke.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Fire Safety Badge


1. Find out how the Fire Service works and what happens when it receives an emergency call.

2. Know how most fires in the home start. Talk with the tester about some ways to prevent fires from starting.

3. Know about battery-operated and hardwired smoke detectors. Describe:

  • the best places to put smoke detectors
  • the sound a smoke detector makes
  • how and when to test smoke detectors

4. Make an escape plan for your home or meeting place. You should include:

  • two ways out of each room (if possible)
  • a meeting point outside, where everyone should go

Make sure everyone knows how to get out if there is a fire. Practise your escape plan at least once.

5. Describe each of the following.

  • How to call the Fire Service in an emergency.
  • How to escape from a room filled with smoke.
  • How to prevent smoke entering a room.
  • How to check for fire behind a door, knowing not to open it if there is a fire.
  • What you would do if your own (or someone else’s) clothes caught fire.

6. Describe basic fire safety for:

  • ovens, hobs, grills, microwave ovens and toasters
  • fires and heaters
  • people who smoke

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