Boy Scout

Fire Safety Merit Badge Training

This program satisfies the Fire Safety Merit Badge requirements listed in the Boy Scouts of American Handbook. This program is available to Boy Scouts ages 11-17. Please note that the level of the course material for this program is most appropriate for Boy Scouts ages 11-15.

SCCFD offers the Fire Safety Merit Badge training during a Merit Badge Midway sponsored by the following Troops. This training is only offered TWO times a year:

To enroll in the training or learn more about the Midway, please contact the respective Troop directly listed above. 

At the end of this course, Boy Scouts will have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Fire behavior
  • Fire prevention skills
  • Home fire safety survival
  • Reporting emergencies
  • Burn injuries and their causes
  • Wildland and camping safety
  • The fire service

During this course, Boy Scouts will demonstrate a working knowledge of various skills including:

  • Home safety inspection
  • Home fire escape plan
  • Testing and maintaining smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Lighting matches safely
  • Learning the PASS method to use a fire extinguisher
  • Extinguish a grease pan fire
  • Stop, Drop and Roll technique for extinguishing clothing fires
  • Operating a camp stove and lantern

Girl Scout

Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts working on their First Aid badge can schedule a fire station tour and talk with firefighters about how to get help (call 9-1-1), how they respond to emergencies, how to treat and prevent certain injuries, and more to satisfy the First Aid badge requirements for each level.

To schedule a station tour, please contact the Community Education Services at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

Brownie First Aid (grades 2–3, ages 7-9) 
  • Find out how to get help from 9-1-1
  • Talk to someone who treats injured people
  • Make a first aid kit
  • Learn how to treat minor injuries
  • Know how to prevent and treat outdoor injuries
Junior First Aid (grades 4–5, ages 9-11) 
  • Learn the first steps to take in an emergency
  • Talk to first responders
  • Make a portable first aid kit
  • Find out how to handle urgent first aid issues
  • Know how to take care of someone who is sick
Cadette First Aid (grades 6-8, ages 11-14) 
  • Understand how to care for younger children
  • Know how to use everything in a first aid kit
  • Find out how to prevent serious outdoor injuries
  • Know the signs of shock and how to treat it
  • Learn to prevent and treat injuries due to weather
Senior First Aid (grades 9–10, ages 14-16)
  • Find out how to perform triage
  • Know how to help a head or neck injury
  • Learn how to use everyday objects to make splints
  • Recognize the signs of alcohol and drug overdose
  • Share your knowledge with others
Ambassador First Aid (grades 11-12, ages 16-18) 
  • Learn how to handle wilderness medical emergencies
  • Research careers that save lives in extreme conditions
  • Find out how to care for a critically injured person
  • Know how to move an injured person
  • Explore handling real-life wilderness emergencies