Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are at the forefront of healthcare as a first response medical provider. They will attend road traffic accidents, fires at public and private premises and emergency care to people’s homes after a fall, burn or other accident. As far as the environmental sector is concerned, they may typically be seen at chemical spill zones, gas leaks and other areas of contamination where people might need emergency medical care at the place of the accident. They work for hospitals, ambulance services, fire departments and the military.
From its beginnings, the Boy Scouts of America had a strong foundation of woodcraft, nature study, and conservation. Many activities in Scouting come from activities of Native Americans. Many of the principles that Scouts uphold come from the conservation ethics of early founders, in particular Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard . The BSA has taught more than 110 million young environmentalists throughout its history. Currently, with nearly 5 million members, the BSA continues to train the youth of America in principles of conservation and environmental science.
Environmental Science is one of the required merit badges for the World Conservation Award for Boy Scouts ,
This in-depth environmental science course examines how people use science to understand how they relate to the environment. The course explores relationships between people and ecosystems and the science behind how ecosystems work. It reviews the historical development of the environmental movement, interactions between humans and natural ecosystems, and more specifically, the role of a growing population and associated pressures on natural resources. This course further examines how economics, natural systems, and conservation are interrelated. The many forms of pollution as well as types of energy resources are addressed. This course challenges students to consider the impact of lifestyle choices on environmental sustainability.