Collecting Badges

Fireman

Fireman

Fireman 1909 Blue scout badge

The Fireman badge could have been worn by first and second class scouts as well as scout masters. This badge was introduced in 1909.

This badge was worn on the lower part of your right arm, starting from the cuff upwards. Badges were positioned in order of achievement.. If you were a Scout Master the badge was worn on the left of your hat / Cap.

To earn this badge you had to achieve the following at the time

How to give the alarm to inhabitants, Police etc., How to enter a burning buildings, how to prevent spread of fire, use a hose, unrolling, joining up, hydrants, use of nozzle etc. Use of escape ladders and chutes; improvising ropes, jumping sheets etc. Firemanís lift, dragging patient; working in fumes. Use of fire extinguishers, rescue of animals, salvage of property, climbing, bucket passing, scream to keep back crowd