Battling Blazes: Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Firefighter?

Battling Blazes: Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Firefighter?

by Lisa Thompson, Thompson
     
 

Go behind the scenes of today’s hottest careers. You’ll discover what it takes to make it and how much fun the work can be! Do you think you’d like to: Be on call to respond to an emergency? Learn all about fire and how to prevent it? Work as part of a close-knit team serving the community? Help save lives in an amazing and rewarding job? Then

Overview

Go behind the scenes of today’s hottest careers. You’ll discover what it takes to make it and how much fun the work can be! Do you think you’d like to: Be on call to respond to an emergency? Learn all about fire and how to prevent it? Work as part of a close-knit team serving the community? Help save lives in an amazing and rewarding job? Then firefighting might be the job for you! In this book, find out what skills are needed for the job, what is in a day’s work, fire facts and fire safety tips, and where firefighting can take you—from working in the city to the remote countryside, or even at an airport or as a fire investigator!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Thompson has written yet another "On the Job" career book. There is lots of information on what it takes to be a firefighter, many photographs, illustrations and sidebars that highlight the text. The content of Battling Blazes includes skills needed to fight fires, what it's like to live at an urban fire station, firefighter facts, fire-safety officers, fighting wildfires, types of fire-fighting equipment and much more. A typical day at a fire station is a busy one. First there is breakfast, then duties that include cleaning the station. Checking equipment and clothing is done every day. When an alarm sounds, everything stops in the station while firefighters get ready to go out on a call. When they return to the station, equipment must be cleaned and checked again in preparation for the next fire. Sidebars offer interesting and sometimes unknown facts. For example, there is a sidebar on how and where residential fires start along with percentages. For example, an open flame accounts for the lowest percentage of accidental fires, while the highest goes to cooking. There is sufficient information in this book to help young people learn more about a career in firefighting. Back cover material includes further reading, websites and a glossary of terms. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756536176
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
On the Job Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
IG1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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