Catching Fire: The Story of Firefighting

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Tundra Books of Northern New York, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 152 pages
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From early man's fire mythology and the desperate but clumsy firefighting attempts of the past to modern training methods and high-tech tools such as thermal imaging, this book introduces readers to the world of firefighting. The reader takes a close look at forest fires, urban fires, arson investigation, rescues, and the many emergencies that are the work of modern firefighters. There is also an exploration of fire prevention and safety. Includes present-day and archival photos throughout.

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Gena K. Gorrell is an editor and author living in Toronto. Her works of non-fiction include North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad. She is a member of the auxiliary police and an expert diver.

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