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Fighting Fires
     

Fighting Fires

by Nick Hunter
 

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Fighting Fires reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world’s most dramatic rescues. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by firefighters, how readers can pursue a career as a firefighter, and what they should do in the event of a real-life

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Fighting Fires reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world’s most dramatic rescues. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by firefighters, how readers can pursue a career as a firefighter, and what they should do in the event of a real-life emergency.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Do you think you would be brave enough to storm into a burning building to search for someone? Are you prepared to offer assistance to terribly injured people at the scene of an auto accident? Do you feel up to the challenge of working outside carrying heavy hoses and equipment on the hottest or coldest days of the year? These are the types of questions that fire fighters must answer as part of the very important work that they do in their profession. These are also the sorts of questions that writer Nick Hunter addresses in this slim, picture book-like publication. Aimed at a primary grade audience, Fighting Fires can also be utilized in a classroom or at home with older youngsters who require high interest, controlled vocabulary texts. Designed to provide an introduction to the world of firemen and women, this concisely written and amply illustrated book briefly addresses critical elements of a fire fighter’s work. Topics such as types of fires, vocational risks, physical demands, and workplace camaraderie are all presented in turn. Along the way, readers are given a quick look at how fire fighters function and the nature of their work. Firefighting is often viewed by younger children as a fascinating job and this little book provides them with a bit of an inside look at how these public servants operate. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 7 to 10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410943637
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Heroic Jobs Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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