Hopefully everyone remembered to change the batteries in their fire detectors when daylight savings time began a couple of weeks ago. This is a good time to conduct a fire drill with your family also. Fire drills are encouraged throughout scouting programs, from the Tigers to Boy Scouts.
When this requirement comes up in the Cub Scout program, it must be done by the family at home. One way to help promote this is to send a handout home with your Cubs. It serves as a reminder that the family needs to do the requirement together and also gives them a starting point. So the printable handout below, while not an all-encompassing document, does lay out a basic plan for conducting a home fire drill.
Printable copy of Tips for Conducting a Fire Drill in your Home
This handout can be used with
- Tiger Cub Requirement 3a: With your family, plan a fire drill then practice it in your home.
- Wolf Achievement 9: Be Safe at Home and on the Street
- Bear Achievement 11: Be Ready!
- Webelos Readyman Activity Badge Requirement 11: Make a home fire escape plan for your family.
- Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Requirement 9b: Review or develop a plan of escape for your family in case of fire in your home.
- Fire Safety Merit Badge Requirement 6a: Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.