Every young man has a period in life when he wants to be a firefighter. Normally, it strikes his fancy in the early years when is is greatly impressed with the clamor and excitement associated with a fire apparatus clanging and the banging its way down the street. Sometimes it strikes in his early teens when his budding knowledge of mechanical things makes fire apparatus a marvelous wonder to behold. The chrome and steel and the power of fire equipment is intoxicating and exciting. Some of us just never get too old to enjoy fire trucks.
Ronny J. Coleman and Raymond M. Russell, Fire Truck Toys for Men and Boys, (1979), Phenix Technology, Inc. Also known as Catalogue of Toy Fire Apparatus