1.) They welcome kids as visitors. (Not-my-kids often ask to stop by to see the trucks. Sometimes I worry that we might be a bother, so we make cookies/muffins first, and bring them with us to thank the fire fighters for their work.)
2.) There is almost always water available for pups – and often treats as well.
3.) They provide a vital service to the city.
4.) Without them, fire engines would have to find alternative parking – which would be rough for us all.
5.) Some fire stations will install car seats tighter than you could ever do without professional help.