Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1912 Handbook - Fire Brigade


Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire; use of extinguishers; joining up hose; use of shutes; improvising ropes; how to hold jumping-mats; bucket-passing, full and empty; dragging insensible person (may be shown with any load).

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Fire Brigade Badge

Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire.  Use of extinguishers; use of chutes; improvising ropes; how to hold jumping mats; bucket passing, full and empty; dragging insensible person (may be shewn with any load).

1921 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire; use of extinguishers; joining up of hose; improvising ropes; dragging insensible person (may be shown with any load) and how to hold jumping mats.

Know what to do in case of clothing catching fire; how to extinguish burning oil; how to hold back a crowd,

Demonstrate how to make and use the fireman's chair knot.

1924 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire; use of extinguishers; joining up of hose; improvising ropes; dragging insensible person (may be shown with any load) and how to hold jumping-mats.

Know what to do in case of clothing catching fire; how to extinguish burning oil; how to hold back a crowd, and how to treat shock from burns, and give artificial respiration for smoke fumes.

Demonstrate how to make and use the fireman's chair knot.

Describe hydrant use in own district and how to attach hose.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Fire Brigade Badge

Hold Ambulance Badge
Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire.  Use of extinguishers; joining up of hose; improvising ropes; how to hold jumping mats; dragging insensible person (may be shown with any load).
Know what to do in the case of clothing catching fire; how to extinguish burning oil; how to hold back a crowd, and how to treat shock from burns and give artificial respiration for smoke fumes.
Demonstrate how to make and use the fireman's chair knot.
Describe hydrant in use in own district and how to attach hose.
Knowledge of how to give the alarm of fire.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Fire Brigade Badge

Hold Ambulance Badge.
Fire Prevention - Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen - Hot ashes - Boiling over of fat, oil, etc. - Candles - Children playing with fire, fireworks and matches - Gas (various) - Lamps - Smoking and dropping lighted matches - Petrol - Stoves (oil, gas, electric) - Flannelette - Christmas decorations - Fancy dresses involving cotton wool and other inflammable material - Inflammable hair-washes - Seeking for an escape of gas - Cleaning blouse, etc. with spirit - Furniture polish - Celluloid toys and articles - Irons - Chimney fires - Fire guard and Act of Parliament relating thereto - Heath and campers' fires.
Fire Extinction - calling the Fire Brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger - What to do pending the arrival of the Fire Brigade - Use of different types of extinguishers - Use of buckets, etc. - Clothes catching fire - Petrol and spirit fires - Chimney fires - Motor car fires - Ventilation at fires - Use of fire hose and hydrants - Curtain fires - Electric fires.
Rescue Work - Knowledge of secondary means of escape - Fireman's life and carrying the injured - Improvising ropes - Chair Knot - Lowering by lines - Jumping sheet - Crawling through smoke - How to drag an insensible person (describe method) - How to use a chute escape - Warning inmates - Precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc. - How to rescue horses - How to call ambulance.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Fire Brigade

Hold Ambulance Badge.
Fire Prevention - Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen - Hot ashes - Boiling over of fat, oil, etc. - Candles - Children playing with fire, fireworks and matches - Gas (various) - Lamps - Smoking and dropping lighted matches - Petrol - Stoves (oil, gas, electric) - Flannelette - Christmas decorations - Fancy dresses involving cotton wool and other inflammable material - Inflammable hair-washes - Seeking for an escape of gas - Cleaning blouse, etc. with spirit - Furniture polish - Celluloid toys and articles - Irons - Chimney fires - Fire guard and Act of Parliament relating thereto - Heath and campers' fires.
Fire Extinction - calling the Fire Brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger - What to do pending the arrival of the Fire Brigade - Use of different types of extinguishers - Use of buckets, etc. - Clothes catching fire - Petrol and spirit fires - Chimney fires - Motor car fires - Ventilation at fires - Use of fire hose and hydrants - Curtain fires - Electric fires.
Rescue Work - Knowledge of secondary means of escape - Fireman's life and carrying the injured - Improvising ropes - chair Knot - Lowering by lines - Jumping sheet - Crawling through smoke - How to drag an insensible person (describe method) - How to use a chute escape - Warning inmates - Precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc. - How to rescue horses - How to call ambulance.

1930 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Hold Ambulance badge.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: 

Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc.,; clothes catching fire; petrol and spirit fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1931 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Hold Ambulance badge.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: 

Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc.,; clothes catching fire; petrol and spirit fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1932 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Hold Ambulance badge.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc., clothes catching fire; petrol and spirit fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Fire Brigade Badge

Hold Ambulance Badge.
Fire Prevention
Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen - Hot ashes - Boiling over of fat, oil, etc. - Candles - Children playing with fire, fireworks and matches - Gas (various) - Lamps  Smoking and dropping lighted matches - Petrol - Stoves (oil, gas and electric) - Flannelette - Christmas decorations - Fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material - Inflammable hairwashes - Seeking for an escape of gas - Cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit - Furniture polish - Celluloid toys and articles - Irons - Chimney fires - Fireguards and Act of Parliament relating thereto - Heath and campers' fires.
Fire Extinction
Calling the Fire Brigade by fire alarm, telephone, or messenger - What to do pending the arrival of the Fire Brigade - Use of different types of extinguishers - Use of buckets, etc. - Clothes catching fire - Petrol and spirit fires - Chimney fires - Motor car fires - Ventilation at fires - Use of fire hose and hydrants - Curtain fires - Electric fires.
Rescue Work
Knowledge of secondary means of escape - Fireman's life and carrying the injured - Improvising ropes - Chair knot - Lowering by lines - Jumping sheet - Crawling through smoke - How to drag an insensible person (describe method) - How to use a chute escape - Warning inmates - Precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc. - How to rescue horses - How to call ambulance.

1935 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Hold Ambulance badge.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: 

Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc.,; clothes catching fire; petrol and spirit fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1938 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Know how to deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), fire accident, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc.,; clothes catching fire; petrol and spirit fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1939 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


Deal with the following: shock, haemorrhage (various methods), asphyxiation (artificial respiration), burns and scalds, unconsciousness from accident, fits and fainting.

Fire Prevention

Have fire prevention knowledge on the following subjects: Airing bedding and linen; hot ashes; boiling over of fat, oil etc.; candles; children playing with fire, fireworks and matches; gas (various); lamps; smoking and dropping lighted matches; petrol; stoves; oil, gas, electric; flannelette; Christmas decorations; fancy dresses involving cotton-wool and other inflammable material; inflammable hair-washes; seeking for an escape of gas; cleaning blouse, etc., with spirit; furniture polish; celluloid toys and articles; irons; chimney fires; fire-guards and Act of Parliament relating thereto; heath and campers' fires.

Fire Extinction

Calling the fire brigade by fire alarm, telephone or messenger; what to do pending the arrival of the fire brigade; use of different types of extinguishers; use of buckets etc.,; clothes catching fire; petrol, spirit and incendiary fires; chimney fires; motor-car fires; ventilation at fires; use of fire hose and hydrants; curtain fires; electric fires.

Rescue Work

Knowledge of secondary means of escape; fireman's lift and carrying the injured; improvising ropes; chair knot; lowering by lines; jumping-sheet; crawling through smoke; how to drag an insensible person (describe method); how to use a chute escape; warning inmates; precaution at entertainments, theatrical performances, etc.; how to rescue horses; how to call ambulance.

1943 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial sage (an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.)

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of house on fire (warning inmates, calling N.F.S., Ambulance and Police).

4) Use a stirrup-pump and chair knot, organise a bucket chain and demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate how to deal with shock, burns and scalds and how to improvise a stretcher and do artificial respiration.

1947 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial sage (an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.)

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of house on fire (warning inmates, calling N.F.S., Ambulance and Police).

4) Use a stirrup-pump and chair knot, organise a bucket chain and demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate how to deal with shock, burns and scalds and how to improvise a stretcher and do artificial respiration.

1950 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.)

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (warning inmates, calling Fire Service, Ambulance and Police.

4) Use a chair knot, organize a bucket chain and demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate how to deal with shock, burns and scales and how to improvise a stretcher and do artificial respiration.

1953 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.)

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (warning inmates, calling Fire Service, Ambulance and Police.

4) Use a chair knot, organize a bucket chain and demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate how to deal with shock, burns and scales and how to improvise a stretcher and do artificial respiration.

1957 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

4) Use a bowline on a bight; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate artificial respiration; and how to deal with shock, burns, and scalds.

Improvise a stretcher.


1960 POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

4) Use a bowline on a bight; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate artificial respiration; and how to deal with shock, burns, and scalds.

Improvise a stretcher.

1961 (July) POR - Fire Brigade Badge


1) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

2) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

3) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

4) Use a bowline on a bight; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

5) Demonstrate artificial respiration; and how to deal with shock, burns, and scalds.

Improvise a stretcher.

1962 (June) POR Amendments - Fire Fighter Badge


1) Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

3) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

4) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

5) Use a bowline on a bight or chair knot; organise a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

6) Demonstrate artificial respiration; and how to deal with shock, and burns.

Improvise a stretcher.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Fire Fighter Badge


1) Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

3) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

4) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

5) Use a bowline on a bight or chair knot; organise a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

6) Demonstrate the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration and have attended a demonstration of the expired air method of artificial respiration performed on film or film strip, or live by a qualified demonstrator; and demonstrate how to deal with shocks and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1964 (March) POR - Fire Fighter Badge


1) Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

3) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

4) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

5) Tie and know the uses of a bowline on a bight or chair knot; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

6) Demonstrate the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration and have attended a demonstration of the expired air method of artificial respiration on film or film strip, or performed live by a qualified demonstrator; and demonstrate how to deal with shocks and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1965 (July) POR - Fire Fighter Badge


1) Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

3) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

4) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

5) Tie and know the uses of a bowline on a bight or chair knot; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

6) Demonstrate the Holger Nielsen method of artificial respiration and, using a manikin or mask, the expired air mouth-to-nose method, and mouth-to-mouth method.  Demonstrate the actioni to be taken in case of vomiting by the patient, and if air enters the patient's stomach.  Demonstrate how to deal with shocks and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1968 Guide Handbook - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil lamp, clothes on fire, etc.).

3) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

4) Know what to do in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, ambulance, and police).

5) Tie and know the uses of a bowline on a bight or chair knot; organize a bucket chain; demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Know how to place the patient on his side in the coma position on recovery, in case he should vomit. 

7) Demonstrate how to deal with shocks and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1973 Guide Handbook - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do and why in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, elementary precautions to prevent fire spread).

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil-heater, clothes on fire).

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

c) Know how to use portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position after breathing has been restored in case he should vomit whilst still unconscious.

7) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1978 Guide Handbook - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do and why in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, elementary precautions to prevent fire spread).

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil-heater, clothes on fire).

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

c) Know how to use portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient on his side in the recovery position in case he should vomit.

7) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.  Improvise a stretcher.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do  and why in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, elementary precautions to prevent fire spread).

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil-heater, clothes on fire).

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

c) Know how to use portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he should vomit.

7) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do  and why in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, elementary precautions to prevent fire spread).

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil-heater, clothes on fire).

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl through smoke to drag out an injured person.

c) Know how to use portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he should vomit.  Know when and how to use external chest compression.

7) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.

If you satisfactorily complete the National Youth Firemanship Basic Course, and pass clauses 6 and 7, you may have your Fire-fighter Badge.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do  and why in case of a house on fire (i.e. warning inmates, calling fire service, elementary precautions to prevent fire spread).

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors in the initial stage (e.g. an overturned oil-heater, clothes on fire).

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl to safety through a smoke-filled room.

c) Know how to distinguish different types of portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) a) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he should vomit.

b) Know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, e.g. electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.

7) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractures spine

8) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.

If you satisfactorily complete the National Youth Firemanship Basic Course, and pass Clauses 6 and 7 you may have your Fire-Fighter badge.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Fire-Fighter Badge


1) Know the general precautions to take to prevent fires.

2) Know what to do if a house is on fire, this may include warning the occupants, calling the fire service and the basic precautions to take to prevent the fire spreading.  KNow why you should do these things.

3) Demonstrate how to deal with a fire indoors which is it's initial stage, for example if an oil heater overturns or if clothes are on fire.

4) Know how to beat out a fire in heath, bush, or standing corn.

5) Do the following:

a) Organise a bucket chain.

b) Demonstrate how to crawl to safety through a smoke-filled room.

c) Know how to recognise the different types of portable extinguishers found in public places.

6) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case he or she should vomit.

Know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression, e.g. drowning, electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.

7) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine

Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.

8) Demonstrate how to deal with shock and burns.

If you complete the National Youth Firemanship Basic Course satisfactorily, and pass Clauses 6 and 7 you may have your Fire-Fighter badge.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Firefighter Badge

Notes: 
* If you complete the National Youth Firemanship Basic course satisfactorily and pass Clause 7 you may have your Firefighter badge.
* Clause 1 may be covered by inviting a member of the local fire service to a meeting if this badge is not taken following a course at a fire station.
1) Find out about the fire service in your area: appliances and equipment used, basic drills, and what happens when an emergency call comes in to the station.  If you visit a station, know how to conduct yourselves throughout the visit.
2) Know the common causes of fires and cause of fire spread and basic precautions to be taken to prevent the spread.
3) Know how to raise the alarm in the event of a fire, warning occupants if necessary, phoning the fire brigade using the emergency 999 system.  Now the routing of the call and if possible visit your country control.  Know the subsequent actions to be taken (basic precautions).  Be aware of the use of a basic fire plan in your home.
4) Know how to deal with a fire indoors (chip pan/oil heater).  Know what to do if a person's clothes are on fire.  Know how to deal with grass or bushes on fire.  Demonstrate how to crawl to safety from a smoke-filled room.
5) Be able to explain why smoke detectors are essential in the home and where they should be sited.
6) Be able to recognize the different kinds of extinguisher found in public places and know how to operate them.
7) a) Know how to deal with burns and shock.
b) Using a manikin or mask, demonstrate artificial ventilation by the mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose method.  Show how to place the patient in the recovery position in case she/he should vomit.
c) Know when and how to use artificial ventilation and external chest compression e.g. drowning, electrical accidents and smoke-filled rooms.
d) Know the signs and symptoms you would look for in the case of a fractured spine.
e) Understand the danger of moving or handling a patient when the extent of the injury is not known.
2000 Guide G-File - Fire Safety Badge

1) Find out about the fire service in your area.  Know what appliances and equipment are available and what they are used for.  Visit your local fire station if possible, or take part in any fire safety initiatives run by your local fire brigade.  Know what other rescue activities (other than fighting fires) they may be involved in .
2) Understand how a fire can start, spread and how it is extinguished.  Know what precautions need to be taken to prevent fires in the home.
3) Know how to raise the alarm in the event of a fire and how to warn occupations and others as necessary.  Know how a fire call is passed to the local fire station.  Know the subsequent actions to be taken by you after calling the fire brigade.
4) Know how to correctly deal with the following fires:
* a fat or chip pan fire.
* When a person's clothes are on fire.
* When grass/bushes are on fire/
* An electrical fire.
5) Understand how simple smoke detectors work, why they should be installed in the home and where they should be sited.
6) Now where you would expect to find a fire extinguisher and how to sue it.  Know what types there are and how to tell them apart.  What type would you se on wood or paper, oil or petrol and electrical?  What environmental impact might the use of an extinguisher have? when and why might you not tackle a fire with an extinguisher?
7) Design a fire escape plan for your home or meeting place.  Know where the fire exits and extinguishers are located.  Know what to do if you are trapped by fire in a building.  Know what to look for before a fire or other emergency occurs.
8) Know how to deal with burns/scalds and shock.
9) Either
Design a fire safety plan for your Guide camp or holiday - take into account rules regarding cooking, kitchen safety, a camp fire, use of gas lamps, and general campsite fire safety
Or
Design a fire safety poser relating to a particular group or special time of year, et Guy Fawkes Night, Diwali, Christmas or other festival.
Or
Take part in the National fire Safety quiz.
2005 Guide Badge File - Fire Safety Badge

1) Find out about the fire service in your area.  Know what appliances and equipment are available and what they are used for.  Visit your local fire station if possible, or take part in any fire safety initiatives run by your local fire brigade.  Know what other rescue activities (other than fighting fires) they may be involved in.
2) Understand how a fire can start and spread, and how it is extinguished.  Know what precautions need to be taken to prevent fires in the home.
3) Know how to raise the alarm in the event of a fire and how to warn a building's occupants and others as necessary.  Know how a fire call is passed to the local fire station.  Know the next actions you need to take after calling the fire brigade.
4) Know the correct way to deal with the following fires:
* a fat or chip pan fire
* a person's clothes on fire
* grass or bushes on fire
* an electrical fire.
5) Understand how simple smoke detectors work, why they should be installed in the home and where they should be sited.
6) Know where you would expect to find a fire extinguisher and how to use it.  Know what types there are an how to tell them apart.  Know what type you would use on wood or paper, oil or petrol, and electrical fires.  Explain what environmental impact the use of an extinguisher might have, and when and why you might to tackle a fire with an extinguisher.
7) Design a fire escape plan for your home or meeting place.  Know where the fire exits are located.  Know what to do if you are trapped by fire in a building.  Know what to look for before a fire or other emergency occurs.
8) Know how to deal with burns, scalds and shock.
9) Do either a) or b) 
a) Design a fire safety plan for your Guide camp or holiday.  Take into account rules regarding cooking, campfires, use of gas lamps and general campsite fire safety.
b) Design a fire safety poster relating to a particular group or special time of year, eg Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas or another festival.
2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - Fire Safety Badge

Complete all the clauses:
1) Find out about the fire service in our area.  Know what appliances and equipment are available and what they are used for.  Visit your local fire station if possible, or take part in any fire safety initiatives run by hour local fire brigade.  Now what other rescue activities (other than fighting fires) they may be involved in.
2) Understand how a fire can start and spread, and how it is.
3) Now how to raise the alarm in the event of a fire and how to warn a building's occupants and others as necessary.  Now how a fire call is passed to the local fire station.  Now the next actions you need to take after calling the fire brigade.
4) Know the correct way to deal with the following trees:
* a fat or chip pan fire
* a person's clothes on fire
* grass or bushes on fire
* an electrical fire.
5) Understand how simple smoke detectors work, why they should be installed in the home and where they should be sited.
6) Know where you would expect to find a fire extinguisher and how to use it.  Know what types there are and how to tell them apart.  Know what type you would use on wood or paper, oil or petrol, and electrical fires.  Explain what environmental impact the use of an extinguisher might have, and when and why you might not tackle a fire with an extinguisher.
7) Design a fire escape plan for your home or meeting place.  Know where the fire exits and extinguishers are located.  Know what to do if you are trapped by fire in a building.  Know what to look for before a fire or other emergency occurs.
8) Know how to deal with burns, scalds and shock.
9) Do either a) or b):
a) Design a fire safety plan for your Guide camp or holiday.  Take into account rules regarding cooking, campfires, use of gas lamps and general campsite fire safety.
b) Design a fire safety poster relating to a particular group or special time of year, eg Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas or another festival.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Fire Safety


Complete all the clauses

1. Find out about the fire service in your area. Know what appliances and equipment are available and what they are used for. Visit your local fire station if possible, or take part in any fire safety initiatives run by your local fire brigade. Know what other rescue activities (other than fighting fires) they may be involved in.

2. Understand how a fire can start and spread, and how it is extinguished. Know what precautions need to be taken to prevent fires in the home.

3. Know how to raise the alarm in the event of a fire and how to warn a building's occupants and others as necessary. Know how a fire call is passed to the local fire station. Know the next actions you need to take after calling the fire brigade.

4. Know the correct way to deal with the following fires:
• a fat or chip pan fire
• a person's clothes on fire
• grass or bushes on fire
• an electrical fire

5. Understand how simple smoke detectors work, why they should be installed in the home and where they should be sited.

6. Know where you would expect to find a fire extinguisher and how to use it. Know what types there are and how to tell them apart. Know what type you would use on wood or paper, oil or petrol, and electrical fires. Explain what environmental impact the use of an extinguisher might have, and when and why you might not tackle a fire with an extinguisher.

7. Design a fire escape plan for your home or meeting place. Know where the fire exits and extinguishers are located. Know what to do if you are trapped by fire in a building. Know what to look for before a fire or other emergency occurs.

8. Know how to deal with burns, scalds and shock.

9. Do either a or b.
a) Design a fire safety plan for your Guide camp or holiday. Take into account rules regarding cooking, campfires, use of gas lamps and general campsite fire safety.
b) Design a fire safety poster relating to a particular group or special time of year, eg Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas or another festival.

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