Fires just don't occur on land, but fire engines can't travel over the sea. Fire boats meet the need of fire protection on water, and kids will be interested to learn how they pump water directly from the sea in order to save vessels and prevent widespread damage. Kids will also learn that fire boats do more than put out fires; they can serve as rescue boats and ambulances.
"Introduces readers to eight different fire-fighting vehicles, such as fire engines, planes, and boats. Explains and diagrams how each is equipped to fight fires in different locations. Includes a reading quiz and web sites"--Provided by publisher.
"Lift the flaps to find out the secrets of some of the world's most amazing rescue vehicles...Discover eight incredible lifesaving vehicles, from giant fire trucks to high-tech helicopters to the awesome Submarine Rescue System, and learn how people are rescued from emergency situations all over the world. Join the rescue crew--there's no time to lose!"-- Back cover.
A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001. Introduced by the author, with live action footage of the John J. Harvey.