October 23, 2013


Catching Fire: The Story of Firefighting
by Gena K. Gorrell

Throughout history, cities have been destroyed by fire. In the beginning, people fought fires with buckets of water. Now firefighters have pumper trucks, turnout gear, and breathing equipment. 

In this informative book, Gena K. Gorrell traces the evolution of firefighting and firefighting equipment, and describes the frightening risks posed by fires in planes, ships, tunnels, and forests. She also has a chapter on arson and how investigators determine the cause. Filled with interesting facts, black-and-white photos, and important safety tips, this is an intriguing and comprehensive look at the history of firefighting.

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