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Firefighter
     

Firefighter

by John Riddle, Ernestine G. Riggs, Cheryl Gholar
 

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Find out what it takes to be a firefighter with character…Applicants for paid fire-fighting jobs must usually meet several requirements: A written exam; Tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and, A medical examination that includes drug screening. Training programs can help you prepare for this job-but to be a good firefighter

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Find out what it takes to be a firefighter with character…Applicants for paid fire-fighting jobs must usually meet several requirements: A written exam; Tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and, A medical examination that includes drug screening. Training programs can help you prepare for this job-but to be a good firefighter you'll need more than any program can offer. Firefighters need character qualities like courage to face dangerous situations…self-discipline to work hard even when they're tired…a sense of justice to protect all members of society equally…and a sense of citizenship to responsibly serve society with compassion and integrity. Do you have what it takes to do the job? Read Firefighter and decide.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Imagine approaching a burning building. Flames surge out of each window. Smoke billows upwards and forms a black cloud above. The heat from the blaze is palpable no matter what clothing you wear. Now, consider what you would be called upon to do if you were a firefighter charged with not only putting out the fire but also saving lives. In this volume of the “Careers with Character” series, readers will learn about the physical, psychological, and ethical qualities necessary for being successful as a firefighter. Like other books in this informative and thoughtful series, this combines a variety of approaches in presenting its subject. Readers are given valuable factual information about the history of firefighting, job prerequisite qualifications, future employment trends, and more. The authors also provide values clarification approaches that incorporate actual situations and decisions that firefighters are confronted with in order to help readers reflect on what they might do in such circumstances. These combined approaches result in a book that will both challenge and inform readers with any interest in firefighting and the brave men and women who undertake it. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590843147
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Careers with Character Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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