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Firefighters can advance to become engineers. Engineers drive and look after the trucks. Lieutenants manage the firefighting teams and fight fires along with the rest of the firefighters. Larger fire departments have more possibilities for advanced positions, such as battalion chief (head of two or more companies), chief, assistant chief, and deputy chief. A young man or woman who wants to become a firefighter has many options for specialization. Education and prevention may appeal to some people; others may be drawn to wildfire fighting in wilderness areas.

2. 1680–1681. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1982. Ernest, Earnest. The Volunteer Fire Company: Past and Present. New York: Stein and Day, 1979. Goldberg, Jan. Firefighter. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 1999. Goodman, Edward. Fire! New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2001. Gorrell, Gena K. Catching Fire. Plattsburgh, NY: Tundra Books, 1999. Maze, Stephanie. I Want to Be a Firefighter (Maze series). New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1999. Masoff, Joy. Fire! New York: Scholastic Books, 1998.

Today other dogs are trained to do more important jobs. 46 First to Arrive Some dogs are trained to find human survivors in fire or rubble. Dogs were an important part of the rescue teams during the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Aspen, a golden retriever, worked as part of a rescue team in Oklahoma City with her human fire rescue squad partner. After a fire is put out, a fire officer writes a report. If a fire looks as if it has been purposely set, it is investigated by the fire marshal’s office.

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