Firefighters to the Rescue

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In November 2007, a fire broke out in an apartment building in Boston, Massachusetts. Two children-a boy and a girl-were trapped on the third floor. Firefighters raced to the scene. One of them climbed a ladder and brought the girl to safety. The other child, however, was still trapped. Would someone be able to find him and get him out of the burning building in time?

Look inside to find out how firefighters use their quick thinking and expert emergency skills to spring into ...

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Overview

In November 2007, a fire broke out in an apartment building in Boston, Massachusetts. Two children-a boy and a girl-were trapped on the third floor. Firefighters raced to the scene. One of them climbed a ladder and brought the girl to safety. The other child, however, was still trapped. Would someone be able to find him and get him out of the burning building in time?

Look inside to find out how firefighters use their quick thinking and expert emergency skills to spring into action. As you do, you'll go behind the scenes to learn how these workers prepare and train for their job so that they are always ready to rescue people when they need help most.

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Children's Literature - Rachelle Andrade
Emergencies can happen at any moment, and firefighters must always be ready to save the day. The exhilarating title from "The Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action" series gives readers an inside look at some of the dangerous situations that firefighters face every day. Captivating color photos with informative captions accompany touching stories of heroic rescues and brave actions in dangerous situations. This high-interest work gives children a glimpse inside life at the fire station, methods of job training, and reasons that some choose this dangerous but rewarding career. Included are thought-provoking true accounts of catastrophic events with photos, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Readers will learn that firefighters are not only called on to extinguish fires, but respond to various other emergency situations as well. Readers will become familiar with different vehicles used to fight fires, including pumper trucks, planes, and fireboats. New or challenging words are printed in bold and are defined in simple terms in the glossary. In addition, a photo showing a firefighter in full gear is clearly labeled, helping readers to understand the purpose of each piece of equipment. While recommended for those at a third grade reading level, this book will appeal to any children who are interested in a firefighting career or who are fascinated by these real-life heroes. Reviewer: Rachelle Andrade
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Table of Contents

Fire! 4

A Close Call 6

Job Training 8

Go, Team! 10

At the Station 12

Forest in Flames 14

Starving the Blaze 16

Disaster at Sea 18

Suited for Danger 20

Hundreds of Heroes 22

Rescue Me! 24

Why Be a Firefighter? 26

Firefighters' Gear 28

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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