Each entryincludes a few sentences describing procedure and providing fun facts about thisexhilarating profession. Here is everything about firefighting, from bucketbrigades to mobile command vehicles. Examples are J is for Jaws of Life AE,M is for Mobile Command Vehicle, and T is for Thermal Imaging Camera. Vehiclesand high-tech equipment are described in a manner that is action packed andinformative. Find out why firehouses use dogs as mascots, how fire trucks canoverride traffic signals, why fire hydrants are color coded, and which vehiclecarries scuba gear.A BOUTTHEAUTHORAward-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler was inspired to write this bookbecause of her sonsi fascination with firefighting when they were little andbecause of her father-in-law, who is a retired fire marshal. Ms. Butler beganher career writing for magazines and has also been a ghostwriter for theSweet Valley Twinsand the Boxcar Children series. Butlerhaswritten numerous books for children and middle-grade readers and has books onthe IRA Childrenis Choice lists in ten different states.A BOUTT HEI LLUSTRATORJoan Waites has illustratedother Pelican titles such as Daniel Boone: Trailblazer andThe Waving Girl . The traditional Native American folktale MoonisCloud Blanket was selected as an IRA/CBC Childrenis Choice Program 2004Selection. She has also been awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award(2001) and the Educational Press Award from Hopskotch magazine for herillustrations. Waites has been featured in The Childrenis Writeris andIllustratoris Market Place , published by Writeris Digest Books.Butler, Dori Hillestad is the author of 'F Is for Firefighting ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781589804203 and ISBN 1589804201.