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Firemanship

  1. Explain three common causes of fire in the home (other than careless use of gasoline and kerosene), and tell how to guard against them.

  2. Do the following:
    1. Inspect your own house, fill out an inspection blank, and present it to your Counselor.
    2. Explain how you would plan, in case of fire at night, for everyone in your house (including yourself) to escape to safety.
    3. List the equipment and materials in your house, if there are any available, for fire protection, and explain under what conditions each is used.
    4. Tell what fire fighting forces would respond to a fire alarm.
    5. Tell where flammable liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, alcohol, and turpentine should be stored for absolute safety, and under what conditions they should be used.
    6. Explain at least two causes of spontaneous combustion, and how to guard against them.

  3. Do the following:
    1. Make a fire pail out of an empty gasoline can, or make a fire breaker or a fire rake.
    2. Show what to do if caught in a room filled with dense smoke or fumes.
    3. Give three ways of turning on a local fire alarm. Tell the exact location of a fire alarm nearest your house, school, and Troop meeting room.
    4. Show how to save a person whose clothes are on fire.

  4. Using proper methods:
    1. Build a fire in the open where there are flammable materials both around and over the place where fire is to be laid; extinguish the fire.
    2. Burn leaves and rubbish where it is allowed.

  5. Do the following:
    1. Tell how to select, prepare, and maintain a campsite so it is safe from fire.
    2. Conduct a fire drill in your Patrol/Crew or Troop/Outfit; or help a local fire fighting organization in the community conduct a fire prevention campaign.

 

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