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Boy Scout Troop 4015
(New Albany, Indiana)
 
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What is a Firem'n Chit?


The Firem'n Chit is a certification that grants a Scout the right to carry fire starters and build fires. The Scout must show his Scout leader, or someone designated by his leader, that he understands the responsibility of fire building.

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Be Advised


http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/villainsfanon/images/c/c2/Warning.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140429021455   A scout’s "Firem’n Rights" can be taken from him if he fails in his responsibility.

A Scouts Oath


  1. I have read and understand use and safety rules from the Boy Scout Handbook.
  2. I will build a campfire only when necessary and when I have the necessary permits (regulations vary by locality).
  3. I will minimize campfire impacts or use existing fire lays consistent with the principles of Leave No Trace. I will check to see that all flammable material is cleared at least 5 feet in all directions from fire (total 10 feet).
  4. I will safely use and store fire-starting materials.
  5. I will see that fire is attended to at all times.
  6. I will make sure that water and/or shovel is readily available. I will promptly report any wildfire to the proper authorities.
  7. I will use the cold-out test to make sure the fire is cold out and will make sure the fire lay is cleaned before I leave it.
  8. I follow the Outdoor Code, the Guide to Safe Scouting, and the principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly.

Sample Quiz





Quiz
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True/False(Please write out word)

______1. All flammable vegetation should be at least 3 feet in all directions from a fire.
______2. A jug of water and/or a shovel should be near a fire at all times. ______3. There can still be a fire if no flame or smoke can be seen.
______4. Using gasoline or other flammable liquid to help start a fire is alright as long as you don't add more after you have lit a match.
______5. It is okay to play with burning sticks as long as they are in the fire circle.
______6. Evidence of fires disappear in only a few days.

Fill In The Blank
7. In many public parks & camp grounds you may need a __________ to build a fire.
8. Sometimes it is better to use a __________ than a fire.
9. If there is not already a fire circle at a campsite then you can use a __________ or you can remove ___________ when needing to build a fire. 10. Never leave a burning fire or stove __________.
11. Rocks used for a fire circle should be _________ __________ after you are done using a fire.
12. When putting out a fire first __________ the embers then sprinkle __________ on the embers until the fire is out.
13. Always keep a campfire under __________ __________.

Short Answer
14. How is it possible to tell if a fire is totally out?

15. If water in not available or is scarce what can be put on a fire to put it out?

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True/False(Please write out word)
False 1. All flammable vegetation should be at least 3 feet in all direction from a fire.
True 2. A jug of water and/or a shovel should be near a fire at all times.
True 3. There can still be a fire if no flame or smoke can be seen.
False 4. Using gasoline or other flammable liquid to help start a fire is alright to use as long as you don't add more after you have lit a match.
False 5. It is okay to play with burning sticks as long as they are in the fire circle.
False 6. Evidence of fires disappear in only a few days.

Fill In the Blank
7. In many public parks & camp grounds you may need a permit to build a fire.
8. Sometimes it is better to use a stove than a fire.
9. If there is not already a fire circle at a campsite then you can use a ground cover, stove or you can remove sod when needing to build a fire.
10. Never leave a burning fire or stove unattended, burning.
11. Rocks used for a fire circle should be turned over, put back after you are done using a fire.
12. When putting out a fire first spread out, disperse the embers then sprinkle water on the embers until the fire is out.
13. Always keep a campfire under complete control.

Short Answer
14. How is it possible to tell if a fire is totally out?
You can put you hand just above the ashes and there is not heat coming from them.

15. If water in not available or is scarce what can be put on a fire to put it out? You can use sand or dirt to put out the fire.

 

Attachments
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Chemical Fuel Course Material.pdf Camping Merit Badge and Scout Skills information  
Fireman Chit Course Material.pdf