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Firefighter (Fireman) (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1

    Understand how your local Fire Department works.

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  • 2

    Explain simply the process of combustion. Know the effects of smoke and heat and how to act in smoke. Know the dangers involved and understand the fire precautions necessary in the home relating to: electric wiring, appliances and fuses, oil and solid fuel heaters, candles, party decorations, propane tanks.

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  • 3

    Know the dangers of fire at camp and what precautions should be taken.

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  • 4

    Know the causes of and how to deal with grass and forest fires.

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  • 5

    Explain what action should be taken, and why, for an outbreak of fire in the home or out of doors. Know the correct procedure to be followed when calling the Fire Department.

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  • 6

    Know how to use fire extinguishers and what fires they are to be used on.

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  • 7

    Know how to deal with a person whose clothes are on fire.

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  • 8

    Demonstrate how to make a firefighter’s chair knot and Bowline and how to rescue an unconscious person through smoke.

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  • 9

    Explain the fire risks and precautions to be taken in your home and Scout hall. Show that you understand what is meant by spontaneous combustion.

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  • 10

    Understand the function of two of the following: Fire-resisting doors, Sprinkler systems, Standpipes, Smoke Detectors, Fire alarms.

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  • 11

    Demonstrate that you understand the fire risks and precautions to be taken in places of public entertainment.

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  • 12

    Plan the fire precautions and seating arrangements for a Scout display or similar entertainment.

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  • 13

    Demonstrate the following: Rescue of injured persons, rescue by ladder, and lowering by a line.

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