Emergency Aid by Topic

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Examining Emergency Aid OAS badge by topic.

This perspective shows the common topics of each stage with increasing knowledge, accomplishment, and responsibilities as stages increase. It may help in planning sessions/activities and organizing resources.

Stage Kit First Aid Personal / Leadership Home Outdoors

1.1 I have made my own personal first aid kit.

1.2 I can demonstrate the basic approach to first aid.
1.3 I can treat minor cuts or scrapes.

1.4 I can be responsible for my own health.
1.5 I can be responsible for my own safety.
1.7 I know not to play with matches and lighters.
1.10 I use the “buddy system” when outdoors.

1.6 I know my address and location in an emergency.
1.8 I know how to spot things in my home that are not safe.
1.9 I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them and what to say.

1.11 I can signal for help if needed when outdoors.
1.12 I always tell an adult where I am going.
1.13 I carry a whistle and visible signal covering when I go out in the bush.
1.14 I know to “hug a tree” if lost, or stay in one place if there are no trees.
1.15 I know how to be safe around a campfire.
1.16 I know how to behave around wildlife.


2.1 I have added items to my own personal first aid kit and I know how and when to use it.

2.2 I can keep myself safe in emergency situations.
2.3 I can care for someone who has a minor burn.
2.10 I can direct a responder to a location where help is needed.

2.6 I know how to Stop, Drop and Roll if my clothes are on fire.
2.8 I can check for dangers at an emergency situation.
2.9 I always follow directions from a Scouter.

2.4 I have made a home escape plan with my family.
2.5 I know where the list of emergency telephone numbers is located in my home and how to call them.
2.7 I can recognize a warning label on a product and know to leave the product alone.

2.11 I know the hazards of water sources in my local area.
2.12 I wear my helmet when using my bicycle, skateboard or scooter.
2.13 I can dress myself appropriately for the weather.
2.14 I know some of the wild animals in my area and how to be safe around them.
2.15 I can find a safe place in bad weather.


3.1 I can do first aid for large wounds.
3.2 I can perform first aid for nosebleeds.
3.3 I can perform first aid for someone who is choking.
3.4 I know the signs and symptoms of shock and how to treat shock.
3.5 I can comfort someone who is ill or injured.

3.7 I know the dangers of playing on or near train tracks, trestles, crossings and train yards.
3.8 I know the dangers of touching power lines with a stick or ladder, climbing on electrical power poles, towers and substations, and poking electrical outlets.
3.9 I know the dangers of playing around storm sewers, construction sites, garbage dumps or dumpsters, ice-covered water or water areas, dams, vacant buildings, farm machinery, quarries, old wells and/or unfriendly animals.

3.6 I can show how to lock, unlock and secure all windows, doors and other entryways into my home.
3.10 I have made a list of emergency numbers, such as: police, fire, ambulance, poison control, etc., and posted it by a telephone in my home.
3.11 I know how to help create an escape plan for a building or activity location in case of fire.

3.12 I know the “Rules of the Road” for safe bicycling.
3.13 I can identify some of the poisonous/hazardous plants in my area, and those I may encounter when travelling in Canada.
3.14 I know some of the international distress signals and when to use these.
3.15 I can treat bee stings and reactions to some local plants, such as stinging nettle.

Stage Kit First Aid Personal / Leadership Home Outdoors

4.4 I know what goes into our home first aid kit
4.9 I know what is in our Group first aid kit and know how to use the kit.

4.1 I can place someone into the recovery (safe airway) position.
4.2 I can provide care for someone who is poisoned.
4.3 I know the first aid treatment for dirt in an eye.

4.5 I can help reduce the risk of fire and burns in the home.
4.6 I can show how to test and care for a smoke alarm.
4.7 I can manage a home emergency situation.
4.8 I know where my local community emergency shelter is located or how to find out where a community emergency shelter is located if one is needed.

4.10 I can care for my feet while outdoors.
4.11 I can explain how to prevent and treat heat and cold injuries.
4.12 I know how to treat and report (if appropriate) insect and animal bites.


5.1 I have successfully completed an Emergency First Aid and CPR (Level A) course from a recognized provider.
5.2 I can correctly record everything that has happened at the scene of the accident.

5.5 I have assisted in providing training to others in aspects of emergency aid.

5.3 I know the rules and why they are important for a home pool, community pool or a body of water used for swimming.
5.4 I can demonstrate how to safely use and care for a barbecue.

5.6 I know how to deal with an incident, injury or illness in a remote outdoor location and how to summon help.
5.7 I know how and when to use flares, mirrors, horns and other long-distance signalling devices.
5.8 I know how to build a stretcher from improvised materials.
5.9 I can use a compass and/or a GPS device to find direction and travel to a desired location. <


6.1 I have participated in and successfully completed a Standard First Aid with CPR (Level C) course or a Marine Basic First Aid with CPR (Level C), from a recognized provider.

6.2 I have acted as an Emergency Response/Preparedness resource on at least one Scouting activity.
6.4 I have met with a member of a community-based emergency response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community (e.g. search and rescue, police, fire, ambulance, coast guard, etc.).

6.3 I can explain the different classes of fires, and how to use different types of fire extinguishers.

6.5 I can identify common poisonous plants in my area and I know how to treat exposure and symptoms.
6.6 I have acted as a member of a first aid team on at least one outdoor activity.

Stage Kit First Aid Personal / Leadership Home Outdoors

7.10 I know what specialized equipment is required in my field first aid kit based upon my activities, skill level, certification and how to use and care for the equipment.

7.1 I have successfully completed an outdoor curriculum first aid course.
7.2 I respond to emergency situations and follow best practices for first aid, as per whatever first aid certification I hold.

7.4 I have filled out Scouts Canada Outdoor Activity application for at least three Scout group events.
7.5 I have acted as a first aider on at least four occasions during single-day group outings or two standard weekend camps.
7.6 I have acted as an emergency preparedness and management support for at least one weekend standing camp or two Area events.

7.3 I have prepared and maintain a 72–96 hour home emergency kit.
7.8 I have met with a member of a community-based search and rescue emergency response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.

7.7 I can use can use a variety of communication devices effectively in an emergency situation. I have participated in a session on correct use of radio communications and protocols (ARES).
7.9 I have participated in a wilderness search and rescue operation (training or real).


8.6 I have taught a group of people on the importance of, and what should be in, a 72-hr home preparedness kit.
8.10 I know what equipment needs to be in a first aid kit for an activity of at least one weekend in length in the wilderness.

8.1 I have successfully completed an advanced first aid course.
8.2 I have successfully completed a non-first aid certification course in an area of my personal interest within Emergency Aid.
8.3 As part of taking a non-first aid certification course, I can improve my risk management skills.
8.7 I know and can describe the steps required to triage in a mass casualty incident (MCI).

8.8 I have met with a member of underwater community-based emergency response search team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.
8.9 I can create a trip plan with detailed risk management strategies for an activity with my group.

8.4 I can safely perform basic emergency repairs on an automobile, such as changing a flat tire or jump-starting a car.
8.5 I can start and maintain a consumer emergency generator.
8.17 I can describe and demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers or other tools/methods for extinguishing fires.

8.11 I have been the responsible first aider for an outdoor expedition of at least three nights.
8.12 I can purify water in a safe manner.
8.13 I have built an emergency shelter in the wilderness with minimal equipment, and I have slept in it overnight.
8.14 I can lead a team at least 100m over wilderness terrain in transporting a patient with an injury (who cannot walk by his or her own power).
8.15 I know the limitation in a wilderness setting when calling for medical evacuation transport.
8.16 I know what preparations should be made when calling a medical helicopter.


9.8 I can assemble, display and describe winter and summer survival kits and explain how to use them.

9.1 I have successfully completed instructor training in the area of my personal interest within Emergency Aid.
9.3 I can provide immediate treatment and deal with complicated emergency situations.
9.4 I have completed a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer first aid service in addition to those hours already used to complete an earlier stage.
9.10 I have participated in a multi-casualty emergency exercise.

9.2 I have used my instructor qualification to teach Scouts or another community group the course’s curriculum, as permitted by my instructor certificate.
9.6 I have provided Emergency Skills mentorship to a Stage 7/8 Emergency Skills Scout.

9.7 I have met with a member of community-based emergency air search response team and discussed his or her role and responsibilities in my community.

9.5 I have participated in the preparation and implementation of an Emergency Response Plan for an Area Event/Camp lasting 5 days or involving participants numbering 400 or more.
9.9 I can explain to another group (for example, Wood Badge participants) what to do if lost in the wilderness.
9.11 I know the health risks, and possible ways to mitigate the risks, when travelling to a part of the world I have not before visited.

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