I want to send a big THANK YOU out to the New York City Fire Department for realizing that kids love fire trucks and making a video about the job of being a hero.
My boys are crazy about firefighters (or fighterfighters, as David calls them) and while in Walmart the other day I found a video. It's called 'All About Big Red Fire Engines' or something like that... sounded about perfect so I bought it. David and JD LOVE it!!
The FDNY made this video 15 years ago; firefighters go through every tool on the truck and explain how it works and what it's used for (including the saws and Jaws of Life, which at first I thought would scare them but it didn't), then does the same for all the gear the firefighters wear and why, finally showing the trucks and firefighters in action going to a fire scene. HOW INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!
Now the boys run around putting on imaginary gear and jump in their firetrucks and race to a scene. David will put his hand up to his ear and say "Oh no! I hear a fire! I better go!" and then take off running to the rescue. It's so adorable, I love it. As a birthday present I want to find them firefighter costumes, they would freak out!!