F Is for Firefighting (Hardcover)

By Dori Butler, Joan Waites (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781589804203, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2007




"Each element introduced, whether traditional or offbeat, syncs up with a representative letter and features a few short but information packed sentences geared to spark reader curiosity and prompt future exploration of the topic."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Butler goes beyond the typical explanations of fire trucks and fire stations by providing information on vehicles rarely included in such basic nonfiction."
--School Library Journal

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 Lifei1/2, 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.