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Inside the Station

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Firefighters help keep people safe. They are ready to spring spring WANDERLUSTER—GETTY IMAGES to jump (verb) My dog springs off the couch whenever I throw a toy. into action at any time. They often stay at the firehouse overnight. Let’s visit a fire station.

Suited Up

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Firefighters wear clothes and boots that keep them safe. The gear is always ready to go.

Let’s Slide

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Firefighters need to act fast. They use a fire pole to quickly get from one floor to another. Whoosh!

In the Kitchen

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Firefighters eat hearty hearty LAURIPATTERSON—GETTY IMAGES big, strong; satisfying (adjective) The soup was tasty and hearty. meals. They cook them in the firehouse kitchen.

Big Trucks

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Fire trucks carry firefighters to the scene scene HILL STREET STUDIOS/GETTY IMAGES a place where something happens or happened (noun) Police arrived at the scene of the accident. . The trucks carry equipment such as ladders, pumps, and hoses. The sirens on firetrucks are loud. They signal signal PW SIGNAL BERNHARD LANG—GETTY IMAGES to show or transmit information about what is happening (verb) The driver signaled before he made a turn. that help is on the way.

Did You Know?

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Water puts out many fires. Firefighters use a long hose that shoots water. They tap into the water supply using a fire hydrant.

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