F Is for Firefighting
Publication Date: January 2007
Each entry includes a few sentences describing procedure and providing fun facts about this exhilarating profession. Here is everything about firefighting, from bucket brigades to mobile command vehicles. Examples are J is for Jaws of Life AE, M is for Mobile Command Vehicle, and T is for Thermal Imaging Camera. Vehicles and high-tech equipment are described in a manner that is action packed and informative. Find out why firehouses use dogs as mascots, how fire trucks can override traffic signals, why fire hydrants are color coded, and which vehicle carries scuba gear. A BOUT THE AUTHOR Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler was inspired to write this book because of her sonsi fascination with firefighting when they were little and because of her father-in-law, who is a retired fire marshal. Ms. Butler began her career writing for magazines and has also been a ghostwriter for the Sweet Valley Twins and the Boxcar Children series. Butler has written numerous books for children and middle-grade readers and has books on the IRA Childrenis Choice lists in ten different states. A BOUT T HE I LLUSTRATOR Joan Waites has illustrated other Pelican titles such as Daniel Boone: Trailblazer and The Waving Girl . The traditional Native American folktale Moonis Cloud Blanket was selected as an IRA/CBC Childrenis Choice Program 2004 Selection. She has also been awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award (2001) and the Educational Press Award from Hopskotch magazine for her illustrations. Waites has been featured in The Childrenis Writeris and Illustratoris Market Place, published by Writeris Digest Books.