Every day, people are faced with critical, life-threatening situations - in times of trouble, who can help? In this title, readers will get to know the SWAT team members who arrive on the scene when special weapons and tactics are needed. Chapters highlight the history of SWAT as well as the training, tools, and knowledge these specialists need to save lives and property during bomb threats, hostage situations, or when apprehending dangerous criminals. An interview with a real-life SWAT officer provides insight into what makes the worst days bring out their best. From security and defense to negotiation, the stories of these Emergency Workers will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.