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Serving with police, fire & EMS
Ryan, Bernard, 1923-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Ferguson Pub. Co., [1998]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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HV8148.N5 R92 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Community Service for Teens is a resource aimed at students interested in volunteering. Part of an eight-volume set, this title includes law enforcement explorer posts, the junior fire corps, EMS explorer posts, and the civil air patrol cadet programme.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up‘These titles will answer YAs' questions about what to expect when they volunteer. Each book begins with the same summary of teen volunteerism statistics, and then focuses on what it takes to work in a specific field. Ryan describes some of the projects young people have taken on, from helping to design exhibits at a natural history museum to riding along on a fire truck, and explains how both the teens and the organizations can benefit. Contact names and phone numbers are appended. The tone is uniformly upbeat, emphasizing the benefits of volunteering and only briefly touching on potential problems or frustrations. Unfortunately, the black-and-white photographs are of inconsistent quality, and more of the interviews are with adult coordinators than with the teens themselves. Still, readers who need a general summary of volunteer opportunities will find these books helpful, as will those who live where community service is required for high school graduation.‘Miranda Doyle, Notre Dame High School, Belmont, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Serving with Police, Fire, and EMS includes law enforcement explorer posts, the junior fire corps, EMS explorer posts, and the civil air patrol cadet program. This volume includes: The educational and career benefits of volunteering Interviews with student volunteers Self-assessment tests Types of work available Directory of organizations with volunteer opportunities. Excerpted from Community Service for Teens/Serving with Police, Fire and EMS by Bernard Ryan All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.