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Every day, people are faced with critical, life-threatening situations - in times of trouble, who can help? In this title, readers will get to know the SWAT team members who arrive on the scene when special weapons and tactics are needed. Chapters highlight the history of SWAT as well as the training, tools, and knowledge these specialists need to save lives and property during bomb threats, hostage situations, or when apprehending dangerous criminals. An interview with a real-life SWAT officer provides insight into what makes the worst days bring out their best. From security and defense to negotiation, the stories of these Emergency Workers will keep young readers on the edge of their seats.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
BISACS JNF011000, JNF051120, JNF024080
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Careers, Science & Technology
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint ABDO & Daughters
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2012-09-01
Dewey 363.2
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 154446
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Emergency Workers – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The layout is bold and clean, with crisp color photographs showing emergency workers in action scattered throughout. The glossaries have thorough definitions for terms specific to each volume’s subject and the indexes will help readers find facts quickly. The books could be used with younger readers as read alouds in career units or with older students doing independent research.

Author: Jim Ollhoff