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From award-winning author-illustrator Meghan McCarthy comes an entertaining picture book that explores the training and day-to-day life of being a firefighter as they put out fires and saves lives.

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?

From attending the Firefighter Academy to training with a team, there are many things you have to accomplish before becomi
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Kelsey
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall a good intro for aspiring firefighters.

I was pleased that the author mentions the mental skills needed for this line of work in addition to the physical (math, science, memory, spatial reasoning, etc.), though I also would have liked a mention about the emotional skills needed too. Being a first responder (of any kind) is incredibly mentally and emotionally taxing, and unfortunately I've seen many people leave due to the emotional toll.

The inclusion of paramedics
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Edward Sullivan
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
An informative, entertaining look at what it takes to be a firefighter.
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Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book for kids who are into firefighters
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Informative with very endearing graphic.
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Children's book author of many wonderful fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the below following. Meghan's books have won the IRA-CBC Children's Choice, ALA Notable, Kirkus Reviews Reviewer's Choice, Booklist Best Books, NYPL 100 Best Books, SLJ Best Books, and so on. Blah blah blah, what Meghan really wants to do is drive really fast and jump in really long grass until she g ...more