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Daring and Dangerous Jobs

12Oct 21
Elite firefighters have a special skill

Elite firefighters have a special skill

Smokejumpers’ most important job is fighting fires.They have specialized equipment that protects them and helps them put out blazes. But what happens if their parachute or gear gets a hole? Because their gear cannot be bought in stores, these firefighters must know how to sew in order to repair any damaged equipment. Sometimes, they even…

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12Oct 21

Elite firefighters have a special skill

Smokejumpers’ most important job is fighting fires.They have specialized equipment that protects them and helps them put out blazes. But what happens if their parachute or gear gets a hole?…

11Oct 21

Meet the dogs who sniff out bombs

Dogs can be trained to do many things. Bomber and Bronx have been trained to find bombs. These dogs rely on their sense of smell to find any suspicious materials.…

08Oct 21

Students learn to handle exotic animals

Moorpark College is the only school with an on-site zoo. Here, students learn how to take care of all sorts of animals, from tigers to birds of prey. Moorpark focuses…

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Parachuting into forest fires. Jumping into dark water trying to find survivors. Working under the pressure of a bomb exploding! Do people do daring, dangerous jobs for money, adventure, or simply to help? Or all three? Get the details on what deep sea fishers, rescue divers, and smokejumpers really do, including salaries, safety training, and equipment. Plus, find up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news, digital ebook version, live content feeds, and educator resources at 12StoryLibrary.com.

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