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Aviation Firefighters
     

Aviation Firefighters

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by Stephen Kilby (Consultant), Nancy White
 

On June 8, 1995, just before Flight 597 was about to take off from an airport in Georgia, the crew and passengers heard a loud bang. Within seconds, thick black smoke filled the cabin. One minute after the pilot called for help, a team of aviation firefighters arrived on the scene, ready to battle the deadly blaze and rescue the people trapped inside the plane.

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On June 8, 1995, just before Flight 597 was about to take off from an airport in Georgia, the crew and passengers heard a loud bang. Within seconds, thick black smoke filled the cabin. One minute after the pilot called for help, a team of aviation firefighters arrived on the scene, ready to battle the deadly blaze and rescue the people trapped inside the plane. Look inside to find out more about these courageous firefighters and how they use their quick thinking and expert skills to fight fires on airplanes. You'll also go behind the scenes to learn how aviation firefighters train for their jobs so that they are ready to spring into action at a moment's notice.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 3–5—Future firefighters will relish this series, as it relates all of the most dangerous positions in the field. Each title begins by discussing a real-life emergency situation, then moves into the specific duties, training, tools, and dangers of the job. The authors incorporate many examples and situations, both successes and failures. The writing is interesting and includes bolded words that are found in the glossary. The layout is inviting, with full-color captioned photos, fact boxes, diagrams, headings, and large print text. Though the focus is narrow, overall, this is a very worthwhile series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627240963
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Aviation Firefighters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every young person goes through the firefighter or aviation phase in their childhood. For those torn between both areas of interest, there is the Airport Firefighter whose story is told most vividly in the new children's book, "Aviation Firefighters". One in a series of books about firefighters and the varied specialties of firefighting, this book will surely dazzle all youth. The book is cleverly laid out in a nice design and contains action-filled photographs that tell a story all on their own. The author, Nancy White, took great care to deliver timely and accurate information on the subject matter. Young readers can learn about real life incidents (and unfortunately some tragedies) that have occurred in aviation in the past. This can be helpful to those interested in journalism. It takes you to the scene and behind the scenes where it gives you a good view of Airport Firefighters' vehicles, equipment and the constant drills and training they must go through. I like how the author's story goes all over the world and at various US-based Aviation Fire Departments to divulge the inner workings of this heroic and noble profession. The yellow idea/concept boxes with the red firefighter's hat on every other page compliment the text effectively. In summary, "Aviation Firefighters" will immediately capture a young reader's attention, stir their imagination and increase their knowledge in a fun-filled way.