While most of the gear that a firefighter will use day in and day out to fight fires is state or county issued, there are some things that friends and family members can buy these brave men and women to help make their jobs easier. If the firefighter in your life already has everything to make the job easier, there are still some great things that you can purchase to help him or her flaunt their awesome profession. Not just anyone can be a firefighter, so it is fun to buy things that can help the special person in your life let the world know what he or she does for a living.
A useful tool that every firefighter can use is a good pocketknife. Firefighters often use pocketknives to cut through things and it’s simply a handy tool for them to keep in their pocket. The great thing is that high quality pocketknives are not all that expensive, but they are usually made of metal. This metal can be engraved with a firefighter emblem or the information that is specific to their engine or ladder number. A personalized pocketknife is a great way to let the firefighter in your life know how much you appreciate them. This is a great father’s or mother’s day gift, or just an every day gift to let them know how much you care.
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Another great gift for a firefighter is a tote bag. While this seems really simple and not all that flashy, most firefighters carry a tote bag for extra clothes or personal items to store in their locker. A personalized tote with the firefighter emblem, embroidered name, ladder, or engine number is a great way to make the tote something special and something that they are proud to tote along to work every day.
Something that will come in very handy for any firefighter is an engraved dog tag to wear around their neck. This dog tag will serve as identification if there is a need to identify them for medical reasons. A dog tag can be quite decorative, engraved with the individual’s name, address, as well as any medical conditions. Many firefighters are required to wear these, but if your firefighter is not it is a great way to let them know that you care about their safety on the job.
If the county or city does not issue their own axes to their firefighters, this can be a great gift for your firefighter. A firefighters ax can be purchased and engraved so that it has not only sentimental meaning, but so the individual can identify their ax at the scene of a fire should it get dropped or something of that nature. Not only that, almost every firefighter likes to have a special tool that they use at work, and this is definitely something that they could show off to their co-workers!
Being a firefighter is a special career, because for many it is simply a way of life. Buying the firefighter in your life some great gifts that are not only useful but special is a great idea. Such gifts let those people in your life know that you support their career and you are proud of them!