Emergency Medical Technician

9781499408072. ea vol: 32p. (Careers That Count). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Powerkids. 2015. lib. ed. $26.25.
Gr 4–6—This engaging series explores several gratifying yet dangerous careers and thrusts readers into the action from the outset. General job information, such as education and training requirements, physical characteristics, and equipment used, is interspersed with more specific data in sidebars—"A Typical Day," "Careers That Count," and "What Makes a Great…"—providing a balanced look at the risks and rewards associated with each profession. Complementing the text are dynamic color images of these highly skilled individuals in action, whether saving a struggling swimmer or helping refugees, reinforcing the message that these are the people who keep us safe. Graphic organizers, including a spread laying out the many steps needed to prepare for a meaningful career saving lives, will both inform and engage readers.
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