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Scouts, Guides & Beavers

This section of our website has links to a number of supporting materials that will assist in reaching the requirements of each of the Fire Safety badges from a number of Youth Organisations including The Scouts, The Guides, The Brownies and The Cub Scouts.

Unfortunately our resources no longer allow us to host visits to fire stations but we hope that the content of these pages will help complete the knowledge requirements of each of the badges. There are also ideas for activities that will reinforce the fire safety message to anyone that gets involved.

Scouts Fire Safety Activity Badge

The Scout Fire Safety Badge is proudly sponsored by Chubb. There is a wealth of resources available to Scout leaders which will help them to help Scouts obtain their Fire Safety Badge. Please follow the link for more details

The list below underline what is required to achieve the badge, followed by a link for more information on the requirements.

  1. Understand how the local fire service, in this case Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is organised. Please click the following link for more information
  2. Explain what action should be taken and why on discovering the outbreak of a fire in the home or at camp. Please follow
  3. Give an explanation of the process of combustion. Know the effects of smoke and heat, and how to act in smoke. The set of links below will assist:
  4. Know the dangers and fire precautions necessary in the home relating to:
  5. Explain the benefits of installed smoke detectors and describe where they should be sited. Please follow the link
  6. Know the dangers of fire at camps and what precautions should be taken. Please follow
  7. Know the causes of heath and grass fires. Know how to make an emergency call for the fire service. Please click the following link
  8. Be able to recognise various fire extinguishers including water, dry powder, foam and carbon dioxide types. Know what kinds of fire they should be used on. Please follow the link for more details
  9. Know how to deal with a person whose clothes are on fire. Please follow
  10. Talk with your family about the actions to be taken in the event of a fire at home. Please click the following link

Guides Fire Safety Badge

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. Know what other rescue activities (other than fighting fires) they may be involved in. The links below will assist you.
  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. The links below will assist you.
  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. Please follow the link
  4. Know the correct way to deal with the following fires, the following links will assist you:
  5. Understand how simple smoke detectors work, why they should be installed in the home and where they should be sited. Please follow
  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. Please click the following link for more details
  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. Please visit the following link
  8. Know how to deal with burns, scalds and shock. Please visit the following link
  9. Do either option A or option B.
    1. 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.
    2. Design a fire safety poster relating to a particular group or special time of year, e.g. Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas or another festival. Please visit

Brownies Fire Safety Badge

  1. Find out how the fire service works and what happens when it receives an emergency call. For more information please visit:
  2. Know how most fires in the home start. Please visit:
  3. Know about battery-operated and hard-wired smoke detectors describing:
  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:
  6. Describe basic fire safety for:

Are you a Leader? Download this resource, which is full of fun activities to help you take your whole unit on a journey through this badge. Please visit

The Cub Scout Home Safety Badge

Know what precautions you need to take and what to do if fire breaks out in your home.

  1. Know the fire precautions necessary in the home.
  2. What to do if fire breaks out in your home.
    • Keep clam and act quickly, get everyone out as soon as possible.
    • Don't waste time investigating what's happened or rescuing valuables.
    • If there's smoke, keep low where the air is clearer.
    • before you open a door check if it's warm. If it is, don't open it - fire is on the other side.
    • Call 999 as soon as you're clear of the building. (999 calls are free).
  3. Know how to make an emergency call.
    • Phone 999 and ask for the Emergency Service you require i.e Fire/Police/Ambulance.
    • When you are through to the right Emergency Service the following information will be required.
      • What the problem is.
      • Address of incident.
      • Landmarks to help with directions.
      • City/town/village/district.
      • What the incident involves, e.g fire/RTC/flood/rescue.

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