FIREMAN FOR A DAY by Zillah K. MacDonald

FIREMAN FOR A DAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a breathlessly paced narrative, Lucy and Nels, bright-eyed fireman's children of Hook and Ladder Co. Number 4, take turns playing on the trucks in the firehouse and are told by the men about the different fighting equipment- ladders, roof ropes and reels, pike poles, the heavy claw- and the different jobs- book and ladder, pumper, hose tender. The kids witness a real blaze when a fire trap around the corner bursts into flame, and there's excitement when Lucy has to climb a ladder and yell for her dog. Further data on why the old house caught fire adds a note of complete efficiency in the account of small city fire department speed and bravery.

Publisher: Messner