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Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 1

Earn the First Aid merit badge.

1. The most convenient & satisfactory proof of earning the First Aid merit badge is

a. Carrying the completed First Aid merit badge blue card.
b. Carrying the official First Aid merit badge completion certificate.
c. Wearing the scout uniform with sash that is adorned with the badge.
d. Showing the counselor all the answers to the First Aid merit badge requirements.

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 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 a
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).

2. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a fire or explosion at home includes:

a. Only b & d
b. Removing hazards
c. Practical preparation
d. The combination of b, c, & e
e. Understanding proper actions

3. When fire occurs escape should be done before you call for help.

a. True
b. False

4. What is the least dangerous element of fire to human life?

a. Heat
b. Flame
c. Speed
d. Smoke & Toxic Gas

5. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a fire or explosion in a public building includes:

a. Knowledge of the emergency exit locations
b. Never use elevators during a fire, use stairways
c. Knowledge of the building’s occupant fire response plan
d. Everything mentioned above and other important elements

6. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a stalled car blizzard environment includes:

a. Check weather reports & Consider delaying the trip
b. Although all are included, there are other things not mentioned
c. Plan the route of travel & Let others know your route & estimated time of arrival [ETA]
d. Prepare for a possible emergency & Maintain at least half a tank of gasoline in the vehicle

7. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a stalled car desert environment includes:

a. The information below and more
b. Carry an emergency kit in the car at all times
c. Maintain clothing for protection from the desert elements
d. Wait in the shade provided by your vehicle & signal others for help

8. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in an automobile accident includes:

a. All the choices are included
b. Maintain personal CPR & 1st Aid proficiency
c. Assure emergency help is notified and responding
d. Check for scene safety, injured victims and treat those found

9. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a mountain accident includes:

a. Travel with others, use the buddy system
b. Let others know your destination timetable
c. Study a map of the area & carry it with you
d. Every element in this list of answers and others
e. Carry a survival kit & travel during daylight hours

 

 

 

10. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a food poisoning situation includes:

a. Purchase food from clean markets
b. Discard any food suspected of bacterial spoilage
c. When camping never save left-overs from any meal
d. This is the best answer because all of these choices are correct
e. Food left at room temperature over 2 hours should not be eaten

11. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a boating accident includes: [Mark all that apply]

a. Observe the rules of the road & avoid open water in a storm
b. Stay with the boat if it capsizes & know the different ways to signal for help
c. Carry required safety equipment & follow the capacity regulations for the craft
d. Always have every passenger wear a personal flotation device while on the water
e. Make sure the operator remains alert & constantly aware of obstacles in the direction of travel

12. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a search for a lost person effort includes:

a. Have all the proper equipment at the ready
b. Maintain the troop’s overall physical fitness
c. All members must know & observe proper dress requirements
d. Although these answers are included, many more elements exist
e. Be familiar with the 5 step plan of search tactics & detection methods

13. Elements of the 5 step plan are known as

a. Initial, Holding, Finding, Looking, & Removal
b. Briefing, Detention, Location, Pursuit, & Deliverance
c. Introductory, Restriction, Location, Pursuit, & Evacuation
d. Preliminary, Confinement, Detection, Tracking, & Evacuation

14. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a lost or marooned group situation includes:
[Mark all that apply]

a. Always plan ahead & use the buddy system
b. Know how to read a map & use a compass properly
c. Be confident & show others you know what you are doing
d. Sit & think, talk over every detail that the group can remember
e. Usually remain where you are but if necessary move only in a straight direction

 

15. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a gas leak situation includes:

a. Have fixtures & appliances inspected often
b. Keep fixtures & appliances in proper working condition
c. If gas odor is detected, ventilate area & evacuate, call gas company for help
d. The answers a, b, & c are included for gas leak loss of life / injury prevention.

16. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in an earthquake event includes:

a. Be prepared & eliminate hazards
b. When an earthquake strikes, Drop, Cover & Hold
c. If driving, have the driver pull to the roadside and park
d. The answers a, b, c, & e are included as well as refraining from after earthquake site-seeing
e. Check for gas leaks after an earthquake subsides & if found turn off the gas at the main valve

17. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a flood event includes:

a. Only b, c, & e are included
b. Those mentioned and others are included
c. Disconnect electrical appliances & equipment
d. Know what public warning system is in your area
e. Food that made contact with flood waters must be discarded
f. Learn the safest route to travel from your home to high, safe ground
g. Maintain, annually inspect, & have at the ready the Family Evacuation Kit

18. Flood waters ______ deep can sweep a person off their feet.

a. 6 inches
b. 60 inches
c. 6 feet

19. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a tornado situation includes:

a. All choices are included
b. Conduct drills with your family
c. Answers b, d, e, g, & h are included
d. Remain alert to changing weather conditions
e. Be familiar with the communities warning system
f. Maintaining the mental attitude that I am a survivor
g. Install or insure existing roof & window protective devices are in proper order
h. Learn proper meaning & response for Tornado Watch & Tornado Warning announcements

20. The best place of protection in a Tornado is

a. under ground in such places as a basement or storm shelter.
b. outside, lying flat on the ground with hands over head & neck.
c. under you bed that is bolted to the foundation of the mobile home.
d. in your car, the tires and suspension act as absorbers from the high winds.

21. Injuries to people in Tornadoes usually occur when they are hit by debris blown at extreme speeds.

a. True
b. False

22. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a hurricane situation includes:

a. Preparing a Survival Kit
b. Answers a, c, d, e, & f are included
c. Preplanning an escape or evacuation route
d. Encourage your neighbors in preparation activities
e. Preplanning decisions of remaining in place or evacuation
f. Learn proper meaning & response for Hurricane Watch & Warning announcements

23. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in an atomic emergency situation includes:

a. Become familiar with the community’s warning system
b. Obtain emergency information material from power company
c. Have an emergency evacuation kit & know what the alert terms mean
d. Take cover in an underground shelter & maintain radio surveillance for updates
e. These type emergencies include many prevention elements, all the above are included

24. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in an avalanche includes: [Mark all that apply]

a. When in the high country, select the route of travel carefully
b. Keep plenty of space between each member of a skiing party
c. Avoid climbing in dangerous high country without an experienced guide
d. Stay out of the mountains after heavy snowfall or after strong windy storms

25. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in land/rock slide includes: [Mark all that apply]

a. When in the high country, select the route of travel carefully
b. Refrain from throwing rocks or pushing boulders in high country
c. Staying on trails, not taking shortcuts or cutting across switchbacks
d. Avoid climbing in dangerous high country without an experienced guide

26. Loss of life / injury prevention for myself & others in a Lightning Storm includes: [Mark all that apply]

a. Maintain a watchful eye for changing weather conditions
b. Know that if you can hear thunder, you are within lightning strike distance
d. Understand that victims struck by lightning can be treated without fear of injury to rescuers
c. In the open, squat low to the ground on balls of feet, place hands on knees with head between

27. The safest place to be during a lightning storm is

a. in a car
b. in a house
c. in a travel trailer
d. in the middle of a lake catching a trophy Bass
e. in central park lying flat on the ground, arms & legs spread apart

28. _____________ hazard results in the most deaths annually.

a. Fire
b. Floods
c. Lightning
d. Tornadoes

b. Show that you know what to do in at least TWO of the above.

29. Two of the situations or events that I know best what to do are:

a. because

b. because

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 3

Show how you could safely save a person from touching a live electric wire.

 

30. Safely save a person from touching a live electrical wire by [Mark all that apply]

a. turning off the power source
b. keeping people away from the hazard
c. calling emergency personnel to the scene
d. using a poor conductor to remove the source from the victim

Show how you could safely save a person from a room with carbon monoxide or other fumes or smoke.

31. Safely save a person from a room with carbon monoxide or other fumes or smoke by [Mark all that apply]

a. having the person breathe into a paper bag
b. ventilating the room and/or relocating the person outdoors
c. calling for emergency medical aid if complications are serious
d. checking person for proper breathing & other pertinent ailments

Show how you could safely save a person from their clothes on fire.

32. A person who’s clothes catch fire can be saved by using the stop, drop, & roll principal.

a. True
b. False

Show how you could safely save a person from drowning using non-swimming rescues.

33. The non-swimming rescues for safely saving a person from drowning are

a. Reach, Throw, & Go
b. Lean, Stretch, & Bend
c. Reach, Throw, & Row
d. Extend, Toss, & Motor

Show how you could safely save a person from ice accidents using non-swimming rescues.

34. The non-swimming rescues for safely saving a person from an ice accident are

a. Reach, Throw, & Go
b. Lean, Stretch, & Bend
c. Reach, Throw, & Row
d. Extend, Toss, & Motor

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 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 and traffic control

35. Crowd & traffic control emergency service preparation includes: [Mark all that apply]

a. Study
b. Practice
c. Knowledge
d. Equipment

36. Group training for crowd & traffic control emergency service requires: [Mark all that apply]

a. carrying out emergency service work
b. riot control under the supervision of the local police department
c. practice with official BSA events such as camporees or jamborees
d. crime scene perimeter control under the supervision of the local fire department

37. Safe crowd & traffic control service must be done under the supervision of officials in charge of the situation.

a. True
b. False

38. Equipment need for crowd & traffic control emergency service includes [Mark all that apply]

a. retroflective material
b. shields, batons, & whistles
c. helmets with face shields & bull horns
d. 6 foot long staffs of about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter

39. Properly moving a crowd back requires

a. crew members holding their staffs vertically, waist height and a slow advance
b. crew members holding their staffs vertically, chest height and a slow advance
c. crew members holding their staffs horizontally, waist height and a slow advance
d. crew members holding their staffs horizontally, chest height, and a slow advance

b. Messenger service and communication

40. Group preparation for messenger service and communication emergency service includes:

a. assignment of a service area
b. personal equipment and supplies
c. receipt of a sectioned large scale map of the area
d. maintaining bikes or other vehicles in proper working order

41. Group training for messenger service and communication emergency service requires:

a. Knowledge & practiced skills in cooking
b. Knowledge & practiced skills in first aid
c. Knowledge & practiced skills in camping
d. Knowledge & practiced skills in living outdoors
e. Knowledge & practiced skills in shelter building

42. The group safety precautions for messenger service & communication emergency service requires

a. None of these are required
b. Only c, d, & e are required
c. Maintaining equipment and supplies in proper abundance
d. Assuring the perishable supplies are routinely replenished
e. Maintaining bicycles & other vehicles in proper working order

c. Collection and distribution services

43. Group preparation for collection and distribution emergency service includes:

a. A developed master map plan of the community
b. The troop’s emergency service communication system
c. Understanding of the inherent environmental dangers of emergency situations
d. Troop membership recognition that they may be asked to perform such a service

44. Group training for collection and distribution emergency service requires:

a. Knowledge & practiced skills in cooking
b. Knowledge & practiced skills in first aid
c. Knowledge & practiced skills in camping
d. Knowledge & practiced skills in living outdoors
e. Knowledge & practiced skills in shelter building

 

45. The group safety precautions for collection and distribution emergency service are

a. Use the buddy system
b. Obey the laws & directions of law enforcement personnel
c. Observe the safety requirements for the particular situation
d. If collection or distribution of something appears unsafe to anyone, do not proceed

d. Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation

46. Group preparation for group feeding, shelter, and sanitation emergency service includes:

a. Field techniques practical application activities
b. Having supplies & equipment stored & ready for use
c. Prior knowledge of anticipated needs & troop solution capabilities
d. Practicing scout organization techniques in the field or on camp-outs

47. Group training for group feeding, shelter, and sanitation emergency service requires:

a. Knowledge & practiced skills in safety
b. Knowledge & practiced skills in cooking
c. Knowledge & practiced skills in first aid
d. Knowledge & practiced skills in camping
e. Knowledge & practiced skills in fire safety
f. Knowledge & practiced skills in wilderness survival

48. The group safety precautions for group feeding, shelter, and sanitation emergency service are

a. Cleanliness
b. Attendance monitoring
c. 24 hour surveillance or watch
d. Building or facility structural integrity

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 5

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

 

 

49. An emergency service project can be identified as

a. helping to find a lost person
b. a troop emergency messenger service drill
c. simulated bicycle or car accident
d. an emergency camp setup from scratch
e. simulated building, aircraft or railroad car accident

50. The emergency service project I took part in involved [Write a description of the project in the box below]

a.

It took place at [location address] on [date]

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 6

Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes.

51. Three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes are

a. Flash light
b. Signal mirror
c. Fire & Smoke
d. Tracks stamped in snow
e. Body & aircraft motion signals

52. What number is known or interpreted as a distress signal?

a. 5
b. 7
c. 9
d. 3

 

 

53. For a largest amount of smoke, use ____________ within the signal fire(s).

a. Rubber
b. Clothing
c. Left-overs
d. Green wood

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 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.

54. Two rescuers can conserve energy in moving an injured person out of a remote and rugged area by

a. Using a two-man carry
b. Using the four-hand seat
c. Using an improvised stretcher or litter
d. All 3, a, b, & c could be used effectively
e. None are correct because it can not be done

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 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.

55. The elements of a good emergency service troop mobilization plan are [Mark all that apply]

a. Always kept a secret until time of need
b. Made up as each new emergency happens
c. Having a backup plan in case the first plan fails
d. Worked out by your Scoutmaster & the Director of local Emergency Management

56. When normal communications systems are unavailable, troop members mobilize by

a. Memory
b. Telephone
c. Patrols or Squads
d. Proximity or Nearness

57. When normal communications systems are available, troop members mobilize by

a. Telephone
b. Clairvoyance
c. Patrols or Squads
d. Proximity or Nearness

58. Our troop mobilization plan has already been established.

a. True
b. False

59. The part I play in making the mobilization plan complete involves [write description in box ]

b. Take part in at least one troop mobilization. Describe your part.

60. Our troop mobilized for a(n) emergency service in which I served

as a(n) . It was held at [location address] on [date] .

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.

61. Personal Emergency Pack prepared for troop mobilization includes [Mark all that do not apply]

a. Hard hat
b. Compass
c. Flashlight
d. Scout knife
e. Handkerchief
f. Work gloves
g. Facial tissues
h. Cook kit & canteen
i. Personal first aid kit
j. Hand ax or belt knife
k. Restored player piano
l. Battery-powered radio
m. Pencil & small notebook
n. Water purification tablets
o. Extra adhesive bandages
p. Change of underwear & socks
q. Matches in a waterproof container
r. Emergency ration (well wrapped)
s. Extra batteries (stored separately)
t. Watch (unless you usually wear one)
u. Poncho or raincoat (with hood or hat)
v. Maps of the ears where the troop is likely to serve
w. 50 feet of number 5 sash cord or similar-size nylon cord
x. Sleeping bag or bedroll of 2 wool blankets & waterproof ground cloth
y. Other equipment determined by weather (winter jacket, rubber boots, gloves, etc.)
z. Small bag with toothpaste, soap, toothbrush, toilet paper, needle, comb, shoelaces, and thread

62. Our family kit/suitcase prepared in case of emergency evacuation includes [Mark all that apply]

a. Matches
b. Eating utensils
c. Family first aid kit
d. Flashlight or lantern
e. Battery-powered radio
f. Prescription medications
g. Extra batteries (stored separately)
h. Blankets or a sleeping bag for each family member
i. Non-perishable packaged or canned foods & a non-electric can opener
j. Any special foods or other items for babies, elderly people, or disabled family members
k. 3 Day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day) stored in sealed, unbreakable containers
l. Emergency toilet, If needed - use garbage container, bucket or similar watertight container with
snug fitting lid, plastic bags for liners & household disinfectant (chlorine bleach) for odor control

63. The emergency mobilization pack & family evacuation kit are needed because

a. Help can’t wait
b. God helps those who help themselves
c. A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush
d. They prepare you & your family for a timely & unobstructed deployment

 

 

Emergency Preparedness Badge Req. 9

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

a. Tie knots for joining lines.

64. Knots for joining lines are called [Mark all that apply]

a. Bowline
b. Sheet Bend
c. Sheepshank
d. Clove Hitch
e. Square Knot
f. Timber Hitch
g. Taut-line Hitch
h. Bowline on a Bight
i. Single Carrick Bend

Tie knots for shortening or adjusting lines.

65. Knots for shortening or adjusting lines are called

a. Bowline
b. Sheet Bend
c. Sheepshank
d. Clove Hitch
e. Square Knot
f. Timber Hitch
g. Taut-line Hitch
h. Bowline on a Bight
i. Single Carrick Bend

Tie knots for lashings.

66. Knots for lashings are called

a. Bowline
b. Sheet Bend
c. Sheepshank
d. Clove Hitch
e. Square Knot
f. Timber Hitch
g. Taut-line Hitch
h. Bowline on a Bight
i. Single Carrick Bend

b. Lower a person from a height sufficient to show how.

67. Knots used for lowering or lifting a person are called

a. Bowline
b. Sheet Bend
c. Sheepshank
d. Clove Hitch
e. Square Knot
f. Timber Hitch
g. Taut-line Hitch
h. Bowline on a Bight
i. Single Carrick Bend

c. Coil and accurately throw light and heavy 50-foot heaving lines.

68. Heavy & light 50-foot heaving lines are for the most part thrown the same way.

a. True
b. False

69. Heaving a line accurately requires

a. A twirling motion of the entire body
b. Practice & a smooth, under-hand motion
c. All the coiled rope held in the throwing hand
d. Knowledge and practice of over-hand technique

70. Before heaving the line, place the left foot forward & right foot back if you are

a. Left handed
b. Right handed
c. Ambidextrous
d. Slightly off balance

 

71. A Knot commonly used for heaving light & heavy lines is called a

a. Bowline
b. Sheet Bend
c. Sheepshank
d. Clove Hitch
e. Square Knot
f. Timber Hitch
g. Taut-line Hitch
h. Bowline on a Bight
i. Single Carrick Bend

Scout's Name: Troop Number: Date:

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Last Edit: 29 December 2005
Courtesy of ARCO & Robert Havlicek