Reviews for Firefighter


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
Focusing on a particular aspect of emergency work, each of these books discusses training requirements, duties, gear, specialized vehicles, and types of situations the worker can expect to face. Short chapters feature photos on every page, extending the information in the dry, formulaic text. An interview with a real emergency worker provides insight into what the career is like. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Emergency Workers titles: [cf2]EMT[cf1], [cf2]Firefighter[cf1], [cf2]Hazmat[cf1], and [cf2]Police[cf1].]

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School Library Journal Reviews 2012 November

Gr 5-8--Each high-interest text delivers specifics-including training required, gear, types of emergency situations, etc.-about emergency-response careers. For example, Search covers ground, air-sea, mountain, and urban rescues. All the titles conclude with interviews with a professional working in the field. The layout is bold and clean, with crisp color photographs showing emergency workers in action scattered throughout. The glossaries have thorough definitions for terms specific to each volume's subject and the indexes will help readers find facts quickly. The books could be used with younger readers as read alouds in career units or with older students doing independent research.

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