Whether speeding in an ambulance to the scene of an accident or treating survivors in the aftermath of a natural disaster, it's all in a day's work for these brave paramedics. In this gripping new book, children will meet the everyday heroes who provide emergency care to injured people when every second counts. Dramatic true stories reveal how these courageous workers use their quick thinking and expert emergency skills to take action in dangerous situations. In addition, readers will get an inside look at the history of paramedics, how they are trained, and the special equipment they use. Large, full-color photos and an engaging narrative text will keep kids turning the pages to see paramedics doing what they do besthelping people and saving lives.