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					Scouts,                                                                                   10/17/02
       Following is a list of the requirement for the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge along with the

worksheet we discussed on Wednesday. (Scroll down…) Please fill out the worksheet for requirements

#2,3, and 4 and bring them in next week. Detach the worksheet, fill it out, and print it. We will discuss

your answers and begin working on the plan. Any questions before then, please e-mail me or call me.

Thanks---Mr. T
                                  EMERGENCY
                                 PREPAREDNESS
                                              Merit Badge Requirements
1) Earn the First Aid merit badge

2) Do the following:
         A) Tell what you would do to prevent injury and possible loss of life to yourself and others in each of the following
         emergencies: fire or explosion at home and in a public building, car stalled in blizzard or desert, motor vehicle accident,
         mountain accident, food poisoning, boating accident, search for lost person, lost or marooned group, gas leak, earthquake,
         flood, tornado or hurricane, atomic emergency, and avalanche (snow or rock).
         B) Show that you know what to do in at least TWO of the above

3) Show how you could safely save a person from the following:
        A) Touching a live electric wire
        B) A room with carbon monoxide or other fumes or smoke
        C) Clothes on fire
        D) Drowning using non-swimming rescues (including ice accidents)

4) Tell the things a group of Scouts should be prepared to do, the training needed, and the safety precautions to be taken for the
following emergency service:
          A) Crowd or traffic control
          B) Messenger service and communication
          C) Collection and distribution services
          D) Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation

5) Take part in an emergency service project, either real or a practice drill

6) Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes

7) With another person, show a good way to move an injured person out of a remote and rugged area, conserving the energy of the
rescuers

8) Do the following:
         A) Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your troop when needed to do emergency service. If there is a plan, explain it. Tell
         your part in making it work
         B) Take part in at least one troop mobilization. Describe your part
         C) Show the personal “emergency pack” which you have prepared to be ready for a mobilization call. Show a family kit
         (suitcase or box) for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Explain the need.

9) Show proper use of ropes and lines for rescue work by doing the following:
        A) Tie knots for joining lines. Tie knots for shortening or adjusting lines. Tie knots for lashings.
        B) Lower a person from a height sufficient to show how
        C) Coil and accurately throw light and heavy 50-foot heaving lines




                       Worksheet Created by: Rob Greenland – 245 East 925 South – Layton, Utah 84041 – robgreenland@juno.com
Requirement 1
I have earned the First Aid merit badge: Yes     No                     Date Earned: _______________

Requirement 2
Tell what you would do to prevent injury and possible loss of life to yourself and others in each of the following emergencies:

Fire or explosion at home and in a public building: __________________________________________________________________
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Car stalled in blizzard or desert: _________________________________________________________________________________
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Motor vehicle accident: __________________________________________________________________________________ _____
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Mountain accident: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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Food poisoning: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Boating accident: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Search for lost person: ________________________________________________________________________________________
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Lost or marooned group: ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Gas Leak: __________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Earthquake: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Flood: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Tornado or Hurricane: ________________________________________________________________________________________
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Atomic Energy: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Avalanche (Snow or Rock): ____________________________________________________________________________________
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What would you do in at least TWO of the emergencies previously mentioned?
Emergency: _____________________________________________________


What would you do? __________________________________________________________________________________________
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Emergency: _____________________________________________________


What would you do? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________
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Requirement 3

How would you safely save a person from the following:

Touching a live electric wire: ___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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A room with carbon monoxide or other fumes or smoke: _____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Clothes on fire: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Drowning using non-swimming rescues (including ice accidents): ______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Requirement 4
What things should groups of Scouts be prepared to do, what kind of training is needed, and what safety precautions should be taken
for the following emergency services:

Crowd or Traffic Control

Be prepared to do what: _______________________________________________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Training Needed: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Safety Precautions: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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Messenger Service and Communication

Be prepared to do what: _______________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Training Needed: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Safety Precautions: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Collection and Distribution Services

Be prepared to do what: _______________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Training Needed: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Safety Precautions: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Group Feeding, Shelter, and Sanitation

Be prepared to do what: _______________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Training Needed: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Safety Precautions: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
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Requirement 5

Take part in an emergency service project, either real or a practice drill.
Describe your experience and the role you played in the service project: _________________________________________________
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Requirement 6

Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes. If needed, use the area’s below to show what kinds of signs you
would use.

Method One: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Method Two: _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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Method Three: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
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Requirement 7

With another person, show a good way to move an injured person out of a remote and rugged area, conserving the energy of the
rescuers. A great time and place to pass this one off is on a camp out with your leader. Describe how you did it: ________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Requirement 8

Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your team when needed to do emergency service. Explain it:____________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tell your part in making it work: ________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Take part in at least one troop mobilization. Describe your part: _______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Give a brief description of the personal “emergency pack” which you have prepared to be ready for a mobilization call: ___________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__ Show the emergency pack to your counselor.

Give a brief description of a family kit for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed: ______________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__ Show the family kit to your counselor.

Explain the need for a family kit: ________________________________________________________________________________
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Requirement 9

Show proper use of ropes and lines for rescue work by doing the following:

__ Tie knots for joining lines.
What knots did you use? ______________________________________________________________________________________


__ Tie knots for lashings.

What knots did you use? ______________________________________________________________________________________


__ Tie knots for shortening or adjusting lines.

What knots did you use? ______________________________________________________________________________________


__ Lower a person from a height sufficient to show how to lower a person properly. Give a brief description of how this is done: ___
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


__ Coil and accurately throw light and heavy 50-foot heaving lines. Give a brief description of how this is done: ________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

				
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