Always a hot topic for the very young, fire fighters take center stage in this action-packed, photo-essay. From the first clang of a truck pulling out of the station to the careful cleanup after the blaze is extinguished, this behind-the-scenes tour covers the vehicles, the equipment, and all the hard work involved in fire fighting. Tips on fire safety are also included. "A good resource for primary grade classrooms studying community helpers and for preschool fire engine buffs".--"Booklist". Full color.