Smokejumpers One to Ten

Smokejumpers One to Ten

By Chris L. Demarest; Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689841200, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2002

Description

ONE lightning bolt, in a flash, strikes a tree.

TWO pilots radio in what they see.

THREE rings, the dispatcher answers the call.

FOUR eager smokejumpers race down the hall.

What are smokejumpers?

They are trained wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to extinguish fires. They are men and women who are on the front lines fighting forest and wildfires in order to save the environment from fire destruction. They are strong, dedicated, and brave.

With action-packed pictures and a simple, informative text, volunteer firefighter and fine artist Chris L. Demarest shows us how smokejumpers perform their unusual and difficult job of keeping all of us safe.