They have one of the most dangerous, yet rewarding jobs out there, and any gift you may want to give to them should show your appreciation for their contributions to the community. They risk their lives often to make sure everyone else stays safe, and for their next special occasion, make sure you astound them with a thoughtful present.
The gifts below can be given for fun, but several are equipment that they may need on the job. After all, many full-time or volunteer firefighters need to provide their supplies, so helping them out with that can ease their financial burden. After surveying 75 firefighters, below are some of the gifts that they would prefer receiving.
One of the leading brands in quality when it comes to multitools, this one is equipped with 17 instruments, including knives and wire cutters, saws and screwdrivers. Get your friend one of these to make sure that they will be prepared for any situation on the job.
Haix Airpower Station Boot
Made of genuine leather, it is equipped with Sun Reflect technology to keep feet cool no matter where they may be standing. The unique lacing system makes it easy to take on and off for emergencies where time may be limited.
Viking Footwear Firefighter Boot
Made of 100% rubber, it boasts a special ergonomic insole to make walking comfortable, a necessity for firefighters. In addition, it is highly resistant to abrasion, oil, chemical, and extreme heat situations, making these a must-have for your friend.
Danner Men's Work Boot
Made to be fire resistant, durable, and breathable, these boots promise comfort for firefighters in the middle of their shift. It even uses a polypropylene board to make sure there is stability when they walk; they are designed to be worn for athletic purposes such as climbing a ladder.
These gloves fully cover the knuckles and fingers, designed with firefighting purposes in mind. With a secured hook and loop cuff closure and covered in reflective material, it is easy for them to tell what actions their hands are doing as they work in smoke and other hazardous positions.
KKmoon Fire Protective Gloves
Made of non-slip materials that are incredibly durable, these gloves act as a flame retardant, are waterproof and boasts heat resistance. In addition, it has a reflective strap and promises to protect hands from injuries such as scratches and cuts.
Innotex Gauntlet Gloves
Made in the USA, they are Certified by the 1971 NFPA and designed by firefighters, meaning that the gloves are optimized for those on the job. It is made of cowhide, elk, and kangaroo with a unique, not flat design.
Dragon Fire Alpha Glove
Promising dexterity without losing protection, it stays soft while keeping heat and injuries away from the hand. In addition, it is easy to use even when hands are wet and can come in all sizes to fit any requirement.
Streamlight Right Angle Flashlight
With an easy-to-use switch, this light has a bright beam that can easily cut through smokey conditions. It can work for up to fifteen hours and shine through 237 meters, with touch Lexan Lens coated in silicon to keep from getting scratched.
Streamlight Knucklehead Alkaline Model
Made to be shockproof, it has a head that can rotate 360 degrees. Also, the magnet can pull up to 135 pounds while the light also boasts a silicone coating to keep scratches from occurring on the lens.
SureFire Lumen Flashlight Bundle
Coming with batteries to start them off, the intense LED light is built to be durable, with a precision reflector making a smooth beam as it cuts through the smoke. Besides, it can emit up to 600 lumens of light while also featuring a lower output to extend the battery life for as long as you need to.
Blackjack Firefighter Flashlight Holder
Lightweight and durable, it comes with a lifetime warranty and a model that works with most significant lights, cameras, and more. It ensures that firefighters can see even without having to hold the flashlight as it is attached to the helmet, keeping your friend safe on even the toughest jobs.
Mission Enduracool Helmet Liner
This can be put on the inside of any helmet to help wipe away the sweat from the head, all while cooling the interior to keep the firefighter from overheating.
National Flame Resistant Hood
Made to be comfortable and flexible, it can protect the head from flames and head. It is made of a modacrylic blend to enhance protection from flash fire exposures and more, making sure that injuries are minimized.
Strapworks Heavyweight Poly Strapping
This utility webbing can work under weight, water, and more, made to be resistant to mold and mildew as well. It has a tensile strength of 900 pounds so that firefighters can easily use them for any scenario.
Firefighter Gear Bag
This gear bag has a shoulder strap to distribute the weight of the heavy bag evenly and comes in four different colors so that you can find the one that suits your friend the best. It has places for helmets and even a "step-in" access main compartment to make getting the gear more comfortable.
Bad Bananas Engraved Beer Glass
On the lighter side, this engraved beer glass is sure to cause a laugh, especially as it directly relates to those working in the fire department (as seen in the logo on the front). It can hold 16 ounces and comes with a coaster for use.
Chrome Fire Host Bottle Opener
Looking like a piece of equipment they encounter when working, the vintage opener is artistically crafted. They can easily display it at their next party or gathering if they want!
Globe Decanter with Firefighter Decor
Hand-blown by artists and glass designers, it has the firefighting logo etched into the glass, equipped to hold up to 1000ml of any liquor. It keeps it from evaporating with a special seal so that they can save it for just the perfect occasion.
Firefighter Stepping Stone
Perfect for a plaque or a stone, this decoration is made of resin and calcium carbonate. It can be used both indoors and outdoors to show their pride at what they do.
Fireman Patent Wall Art Prints
Another piece of decor that they can use to line the walls, these six photo prints come on paper that is meant to last a lifetime. They come with a money back guarantee within 30 days so that you can make sure your friend is satisfied with the present.
Firefighter Cooking Apron
Looking like their uniforms, this cooking apron is fully customizable as you can decide what name you would like to be put on there. It is made of high-quality cotton to last a while, and your firefighting friend will be sure to smile.
Funny Coffee Mug
This mug reads "Forget the glass slippers; this princess wears tactical boots." It is great for any female in the firefighting crew, and its production with the highest materials means that it will not break easily.
Funny Travel Tumbler
This tumbler reads "Firefighters: Because even cops need heroes" which makes fun of the age-old rivalry between the two forces. It will insulate drinks no matter the climate and are made to last a long time.
Indie Boards and Cards Flash Point Fire
This game needs two to six plates and offers around half an hour of fun, making sure that no games are the same; in addition, it comes with three difficulty levels for anyone who wants to take part in this challenge. It is a game suitable for all ages and tastes, making it a sure bet for your friend.
Firefighters: The Simulation
This video game has them play as a firefighter on specialized missions as they get to drive vehicles and take out multiple fires. It brings a bit of work back home with them, but without the risks involved as they enjoy themselves.
Monopoly: Firefighters Edition
Monopoly is a timeless classic, and this version sets them right at home as they get to deal with saving people from fires and using equipment to protect everyone. From Dalmatian Drive to Truckie Terrace, there is plenty of fun and disasters to keep them entertained.
When buying a firefighter a present, consider either buying them a fun novelty to make them laugh or equipment so that they will always be safe when they work. Being in that profession has costs that can quickly add up, so on the next special occasion, perhaps try alleviating some of their financial burdens.
Of course, getting them a fun mug, video game, or board game is never a wrong option either! Show them how much you care about what they do to keep people safe by getting them a particularly thoughtful gift like the ones listed above.
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