There is a high demand for fire department apparatus to visit neighborhood block party events. Done as an in-service detail, we welcome the opportunity to meet our residents on this informal basis. Firefighters demonstrate their tools of the trade and provide insight to some of the mysteries of our job: why firefighters cut holes in roofs and break windows; how much water is on an engine; and why fire engines are red.
First-Aid for Scouting and Brownie Groups
To earn the Readyman activity badge, a Webelos Scout must learn first aid, how to swim, and how to drive operate a bicycle without danger to himself or others. He also learns how to make his home safer and the safety rules for passengers in the car.
In earning the Readyman activity badge, the Scout will get a faster start on being prepared as a Scout. Many of the things he learns help him advance as a Boy Scout.
You never know when you will be called upon to help someone in an emergency -- at the store, while hiking, babysitting, or elsewhere. The Readyman activity badge is designed to help the Webelos get ready for these emergencies. Youth and children are not too young to help others!
This is basic first aid that is designed to help children know and understand the different types of emergencies and how to deal with them. It is based on the Webelos guide book, and will explain what first aid is, how to get help quickly, and how to take care of emergencies as they happen. The class will show how to treat for shock, and how to care for people with cuts and scratches, burns, bites and stings, and choking. This class will cover many topics including swimming safety, biking safety and setting up a home fire escape plan.
This class takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Scouting Merit Badge Programs
Scouts are instructed in a variety of emergency awareness and preparedness topics. Topics include home fire prevention, planning a home fire escape plan, basic first aid, preparing a first aid kit and scout "hurry cases", which include more serious incidents.
Fire Truck Appearances
The North Aurora Fire Department will send an engine or ambulance to public events such as parades, festivals, or block parties upon request, as availability allows. Please provide at least two weeks advance notice so that an apparatus can be scheduled. NAFD does not send fire trucks to individual residences. Firefighters can explain features of the apparatus, talk about the job of firefighting, and provide safety information. They generally have stickers available for children and fire safety pamphlets for adults who request them. To schedule an apparatus, contact us at (630) 897-9698.
Stop, Drop, Cover your Face, and Roll
Age level: Primary Grades
- Students will understand that fire can burn clothing and skin
- Students will learn to use Stop, Drop, Cover your Face, and Roll if fire ever gets on their clothes
- Students will properly demonstrate how to Stop, Drop, and Roll