The sound of the siren and flashing of the lights on a fire truck has captivated not only young children but adults as well. Toy manufacturers have made toy fire trucks for children that have become one of their most beloved play toys. The Hess Oil Company made the Hess Fire Trucks, which were released to the public during the 1970 – 1971 holiday seasons. For many little boys and girls, Hess toy trucks were a yearly treat from Santa.
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Many memories come rushing back to those familiar fun times spent playing with fire trucks as a child. The colors and detail put into designing this collectible make it an exact miniature replica of the real thing. The tires, windows, inside, grills and advertisement painted on the exterior are all identical to the actual trucks. The value increases with each new year making it not only a family heirloom but a money investment as well.