Search and Rescue Teams On the Scene
From the Set First Responders On the Scene
Provides an inside look at the fast-paced, important, stressful, and often dangerous job of search and rescue teams.
- Fast Facts
- The Right Place at the Right Time
- Mountain Miracle
- Plane Crash!
- Think About It
- To Learn More
- Selected Bibliography
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of First Responders On the Scene from Booklist on April 1, 2022
A 10-foot fall into an ice cave, a missing toddler, a plane crash—these dangerous situations all feature in this entry in the First Responders on the Scene series (8 titles), which takes readers into the field with Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. A short introductory section is comprised of fast facts that give a general overview of what SAR workers do, some of the dangers they face, and job-related stats. Three narrative chapters follow—each describing the aforementioned, real-life rescue missions—giving readers a realistic, but not sensationalized, feel for how searches are conducted, how people are cared for once found, and some of the challenges SAR teams face. Crisp photos support the text, and a final ‘Think about It’ section contains critical-thinking questions to boost reader engagement.
Author: Kara L. Laughlin
Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.