A brief exploration of what wildland firefighters do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of famous smokejumpers parachuting in to fight fires.
Part of the Wild Jobs series
What do you want to be when you grow up? Would you dare to fight wildfires or dive into the ocean's mysterious depths? Employing real-life examples to introduce readers to six thrilling occupations, Wild Jobs divulges the purpose and importance of these potentially perilous professions. Striking photographs accompany an overview of the training and equipment needed to perform each job, and a closing activity furthers comprehension, as questions prompt readers to imagine themselves in the featured occupational role.