Fire Fighters

written and illustrated by Robert Maass

Photographs of New York fire fighters as they go through training, fight fires, and make safety inspections and school visits.

A balanced look at the work of a New York fire fighter. Full color photos show life at the fire station, training activities, proper clothing and gear, fighting fires, and other responsibilities including safety inspections and educational programs. The text mentions deaths of fire fighters on the job and memorials to the fallen as well as fun activities like parades and waterball games.

Not Always Glamorous

The expressive photograph of an exhausted fire fighter sitting on an overturned bucket helps reinforce the fact of less-than-glamorous aspects of this job.

Pat Gramling