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Title:
Rescue
Author:
Watts, Claire.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 1300 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.8 1.0 87360.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.9 7 Quiz: 30739 Guided reading level: Z.
ISBN:
9780789473936

9780756600013

9780789473943
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Experience heart-pounding rescues with real-life heroes! Here is a compelling guide to the exciting world of the emergency rescue services. Dramatic full-color photographs of real incidents, equipment, clothing, and rescue techniques offer insight into the dangerous work of the heroes who risk their lives to save others. See the protective clothing that firefighters wear, the first rescue vehicles, how animals can save people's lives, and what equipment an ambulance carries. Learn how to survive until help arrives, about the work of international aid organizations, how passengers were rescued after the Titanic sunk, and how people survive in times of war. Discover how rescuers locate people in collapsed buildings, why radio became essential for rescue services, how mountain rescue teams operate, what happens when a plane crashes, and much, much more.


Table of Contents

First on the scenep. 6
Rescue storiesp. 8
Historical rescuesp. 10
Technology to the rescuep. 12
The fire departmentp. 14
Firefighters in actionp. 16
Trappedp. 18
Air ambulancesp. 20
Ambulance equipmentp. 22
Emergency medicinep. 24
The police forcep. 26
Armed-response teamsp. 28
Lifeguardsp. 30
Coastal rescuep. 32
Ocean rescuep. 34
Mountain rescuep. 36
Air rescuep. 38
International aidp. 40
Animals to the rescuep. 42
Wartime rescuesp. 44
Natural disastersp. 46
Earthquake rescuep. 48
Volcanic eruptionsp. 50
Environmental disastersp. 52
Animal emergencyp. 54
Rescues from remote placesp. 56
Staying alivep. 58
Space rescuep. 60
Into the futurep. 62
Indexp. 64

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