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10 books about firefighters
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The Game: A Rookie Firefighter's Manual For Success by Renick Sampson
This book was published 4 years ago by 2020 publishing and takes approximately 2.5 hours to read.
With over twenty years of experience, The Game will prepare you for the many roles and expectations of a rookie firefighter, and will explain the different points that are critical to your success during probation. After reading The Game, you will be ready to start your career with the knowledge of an experienced firefighter in your back pocket.
Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center by Richard Picciotto
Category: United States
This book was published 18 years ago by Berkley and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
An inside look at the devastating events of September 11, 2001, from the perspective of a high-ranking FDNY officer, describes the rescue efforts at Ground Zero and his personal ordeal of being buried for more than four hours in the rubble of the North Tower. Reprint.
Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters by Jason A. Ramos
This book was published 5 years ago by William Morrow Paperbacks and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
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Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete: Includes Over 30 Stickers! by James Dean
This book was published 3 years ago by HarperFestival and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
When the fire alarm goes off, it's Pete the Cat to the rescue! This fun 8x8 storybook includes over 30 groovy stickers. In Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete from New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean, Pete and his classmates are excited about their field trip to the firehouse. They get to slide down the pole, meet all the brave firefighters, and even try on their helmets and gear. But when the alarm goes off, it's time for Pete to jump on the fire truck, grab the hose, and help the firefighters save the day!
DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (DK Readers Level 1) by Linda Hayward
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 20 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Follows firefighter Rob Green through his day at home and work.
Let's Meet a Firefighter (Cloverleaf Books: Community Helpers) by Gina Bellisario
Category: Jobs & Careers
This book was published 8 years ago by Millbrook Press ™ and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
A class visits a fire station and learns from Jim what it is like to be a fire fighter.
Richard Scarry's A Day at the Fire Station (Pictureback(R)) by Richard Scarry
This book was published 18 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
Drippy and Sticky, the raccoon house painters, attempt to paint the Busytown firehouse even as the fire fighters are carrying out their duties.
Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) by Leslie McGuire
Category: Boys & Men
This book was published 25 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Young readers are introduced to the daily work of firefighters and fire safety as Big Frank and the rest of his crew race to the scene of an accident, inspect a local store, work at the firehouse, and fight a brush fire. Original.
Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice by Brendan McDonough
This book was published 4 years ago by Hachette Books and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Soon to be a major motion picture. A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires. Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks. Granite Mountain is a gripping memoir that traces McDonough's story of finding his way out of the dead end of drugs, finding his purpose among the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he lost the very men who had saved him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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