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MB Requirements Checklist
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Merit Badge:Emergency Prep MB
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Counselor:
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Date:Fall 2017
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Requirements
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1Earn the First Aid Merit Badge.
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2Do the following:
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2a
Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:
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1Prepare for emergency situations
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2Respond to emergency situations
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3Recover from emergency situations
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4Prevent emergency situations
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Mitigate losses in emergency situations
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Include in your discussion the kinds of questions that are important to ask yourself as you consider each of these.
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Make a chart that demonstrates your understanding of each of the aspects of emergency preparedness in requirement 2a (prepare, respond, recover, prevent, and mitigate) with
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regard to 10 of the situations listed below. You must use situations 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 below in boldfacebut you may choose any other five listed here for a total of 10 situations.
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Discuss this chart with your counselor.
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b1Home kitchen fire
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Home basement/storage room/garage fire
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b3Explosion in the home
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b4Automobile accident
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Food-borne disease (food poisoning)
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b6Fire or explosion in a public place
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b7Vehicle stalled in the desert
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b8Vehicle trapped in a blizzard
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Flash flooding in town or in the country
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b10Mountain/backcountry accident
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b11Boating accident
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b12Gas leak in a home or a building
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b13Tornado or hurricane
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b14Major flood
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b15Toxic chemical spills and releases
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b16Nuclear power plant emergency
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b17Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)
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b18Violence in a public place
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Meet with and teach your family how to get or build a kit, make a plan, and be informed for the situations on the chart you created for requirement 2b. Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.
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Show how you could safely save a person from the following:
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Touching a live household electric wire.
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A structure filled with carbon monoxide
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3cClothes on fire.
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Drowning using nonswimming rescues (including accidents on ice).
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Show three ways of attracting and communicating with rescue planes/aircraft.
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With another person, show a good way to transport an injured person out of a remote and/or rugged area, conserving the energy of rescuers while ensuring the well-being and protection of the injured person.
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Describe the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS)
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Identify the local government or community agencies that normally handle and prepare for emergency services similar to those of the NIMS or ICS. Explain to your counselor
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How the NIMS/ICS can assist a Boy Scout troop when responding in a disaster
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How a group of Scouts could volunteer to help in the event of these types of emergencies.
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Find out who is your community's emergency management director and learn what this person does to prepare for, respond to, recover from, prevent, and mitigate emergency situations in your community. Discuss this information with your counselor and apply what you discover to the chart you created for requirement 2b.
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Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.
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Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your troop when needed to do emergency service. If there is already a plan, explain it. Tell your part in making it work.
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Tell the things a group of Scouts should be prepared to do, the training they need , and the safety precautions they should take for the following emergency services:
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8a1Crowd and traffic control
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Messenger service and communication.
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8a3Collection and distribution services.
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Group feeding, shelter, and sanitation.
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Prepare a personal emergency service pack for a mobilization call. Prepare a family kit (suitcase or waterproof box) for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Explain the needs and uses of the contents.
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Using a safety checklist approved by your counselor, inspect your home for potential hazards. Explain the hazards you find and how they can be corrected.
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Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.
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Develop an accident prevention program for five family activities outside the home (such as taking a picnic or seeing a movie) that includes an analysis of possible hazards,
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