Smokejumpers One to Ten by Chris L. Demarest

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ONE lightning bolt, in a flash, strikes a tree.

TWO pilots radio in what they see.

THREE rings, the dispatcher answers the call.

FOUR eager smokejumpers race down the hall.

What are smokejumpers?

They are trained wildland firefighters who parachute into remote areas to extinguish fires. They are men and women who are on the front lines fighting forest and wildfires in order to save the environment from fire destruction. They are strong, dedicated, and brave.

With action-packed pictures and a simple, informative text, volunteer firefighter and fine artist Chris L. Demarest shows us how smokejumpers perform their unusual and difficult job of keeping all of us safe.


About Chris L. Demarest

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Chris L. Demarest received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts. Before becoming an author and a children's book illustrator, he was a house painter and contributed illustrations to such publications as the Atlantic Monthly magazine, the Boston Globe, and Reader's Digest. He has contributed to more than 100 titles including Firefighters A to Z, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, T. Rex at Swan Lake, and the Supertwins series. While researching the United States Coast Guard book, Mayday!Mayday!, he became an official artist for the Coast Guard and got to experience their work in the Persian Gulf.
Published June 1, 2002 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books.

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Later, the smokejumpers clear the area, saw down a tree, and an airplane blankets the area with “three drops of slurry [to] help slow the fire’s spread.” Black-and-white labeled drawings of a “smokejumper outfit” and “Wildland Firefighter Outfit” appear in the opening and closing;

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As he did in Firefighters A to Z, Chris L.

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