Imagine jumping from an airplane to fight flaming fires! This dynamic title gives readers an up-close, out-of-this-world look at smoke jumpers. Inviting, easy-to-read text pairs with oversized, action-packed photos and Fact Alert boxes to reveal what it's like to work as a smoke jumper, including daily tasks, unique challenges, and the special gear and tools used. Readers will also learn about the history of smoke jumpers, safety methods, and required education and experience. This book concludes with ways for readers to explore the work of a smoke jumper, leaving them with a lasting look at this extreme job! A table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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