Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Course

Be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency. This badge is Eagle-required.
Scoutmaster Stephen Jancich is a technical advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The class is currently at full capacity.  If you are still interested, please contact Barry Dresdner at asm_bdresdner@troop1018.org to be added to a wait list in the event of cancellation(s) or for a new class if we get enough interest.

Date: Saturday - June 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1089 Liberty Meeting Ct, Herndon, VA 20170 (map).

Cost: $40
Restrictions: This class is for scouts ages 10 years 11 months to 18 years. Maximum number of students: 20.

  • Requirement 1 - Earn the First Aid merit badge.
  • Requirement 2(b) Using a chart, graph, spreadsheet, or another method approved by your counselor, demonstrate your understanding of each aspect of emergency preparedness listed in requirement 2(a) (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) for 10 emergency situations from the list below. You must use the first five situations listed below in boldface, plus any other five of your choice. Discuss your findings with your counselor.
    1. Home kitchen fire
    2. Home basement/storage room/garage fire
    3. Explosion in the home
    4. Automobile crash
    5. Food-borne disease (food poisoning)
    1. Fire or explosion in a public place
    2. Vehicle stalled in the desert
    3. Vehicle trapped in a blizzard
    4. Earthquake or tsunami
    5. Mountain/backcountry accident
    6. Boating or water accident
    7. Gas leak in a home or a building
    8. Tornado or hurricane
    9. Major flooding or a flash flood
    10. Toxic chemical spills and releases
    11. Nuclear power plant emergency
    12. Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)
    13. Violence in a public place
  • Requirement 2(c) - Meet with and teach your family how to get or build a kit, make a plan, and be informed for the situations on the chart you created for requirement 2(b). Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.
Everything else will be covered in class.

What to bring:
  • Your First Aid merit badge card or award card (a photocopy is OK) from Requirement 1. 
  • Your chart, graph, spreadsheet or other method from Requirement 2(b).
  • Your family plan from Requirement 2(c)
  • A blue card approved and signed by your scoutmaster
  • Notepad
  • Pen or pencil
  • Lunch
Partial completion:

If any of the prerequisites are not completed before the class, partial completion credit will be given for the merit badge, and our counselors can award full completion later after verification that Requirements 1, 2(b) and 2(c) have been completed.  Blue cards will be filled out for all completed requirements and returned to the scouts.

Please contact the counselors below if you have any questions.

William Malyszka asm_wmalyszka@troop1018.org (571) 241-1061
Barry Dresdner asm_bdresdner@troop1018.org (301) 332-3690
Stephen Jancich scoutmaster@troop1018.org  

If you need to cancel a registration, you have until May 1, 2019 to notify us to receive a full refund.  To cancel, simply call or email one of the counselors listed above.

Once that number class size of 20 has been reached, we will start a waiting list.