Mommy, Mommy, look at my fire truck! Kids and fire trucks seem to fit together naturally. The appeal of heroes who rush to help people in need is undeniable. From that innocent moment of play with their first Tonka fire truck, many children develop a deep love and appreciation for the men and women willing to risk their lives in service of others. Some even grow up to become firefighters themselves, while others collect items to remind them of heroes' great sacrifices. A simple search of the listings on eBay shows the variety of options available to collectors, including antique and vintage replicas, Matchbox toys, and diecast fire trucks with all the modern trimmings. The innocent play revolving around the fire truck is important in terms of fun, but it also teaches children to respect those who work hard to keep them safe, and that is an important life lesson.