Each year, I set out to create a list of firefighting gifts for firefighters. Consider this a decent start to shopping for that special firefighter in your life. If you are a firefighter, you might just share this with your friends and family. The list varies from year to year, and yes there are plenty of other great gifts out there. Take the time to check it out and share it with your friends! Enjoy
10. Personal Firefighting Axe
Your firefighter should have plenty of tools at their disposal while riding on their apparatus. What they may not have to use is one of these axes that have been created in the past several years. Whether you are looking for The PIG, The PIGLET (smaller version of The PIG), or an Iron Fox Axe, they will be happy with your decision.
The PIG is more of a cool looking sledge hammer with a pick end on it. The PIGLET is similar, but the tool actually has some curve to the top of it and is only available in 28″ lengths.
The Iron Fox Axe is a variant of the axe with a newer styled cutting edge. All three of them are offered in high grade steel and will last a lifetime.
Check out the tools available with free shipping through EngineCoApparel.com.
Iron Fox Axes are available in 28″, 32″, and 36″ lengths and either flathead or pickhead styles.
Purchase the Iron Fox Axes here
The PIG is available in 28″, 32″, and 36″ lengths.
The PIGLET is available in 28″ length.
9. Fire Critic T-Shirt
The official Fire Critic shirt is available exclusively through EngineCoApparel.com. While saying this is a top 10 gift might be a stretch compared to the other items on this list, this one is near and dear to my heart for obvious reasons. FireCritic.com has been around since 2009.
The shirt is printed on a comfortable fitted t-shirt and available in olive or blue.
Soon, maybe by Christmas, the official Fire Critic coin will also be in stock. Also available is the Fire Critic hat. This has been a very popular hat!
Check out the Fire Critic merchandise on EngineCoApparel.com.
8. Eat Like a Firefighter Book
This book isn’t just for fire families. We’ve collected over 300 recipes from our fire community with secrets, tips and tricks for anyone looking to have healthy, tasty and flexible meal options.
“Eat Like A Firefighter” is a collection of recipes and tips from firefighters and their families who have learned that staying healthy saves lives, staying flexible saves marriages and staying together through it all is family.”
Enjoy recipes from some of our fire service favorites including:
- Fork & Hose Company’s A.J. Fusco
- Firefighter Chris Hebert, as seen on The Food Network
- Healthy and delicious recipes from Fire Rescue Fitness, Aaron Zamzow
7. Fat Ivan door chock
The World’s Only Fold Up Door Chock with magnets. Magnets are embedded in the tool underneath the reflective tape. Corrosion resistant, engineered plastic and zinc plated steel. Compact and lightweight, weighing only 5oz. Safe, secure design, never slips off hinge or comes out accidentally. Made in the U.S.A. When you need a door held open, You need a FatIvan!
Order yours today from EngineCoApparel.com
6. Fire Service Books
I took the time to create two lists of some of the most popular fire service books available today. They aren’t a complete list, but I think that you will find that they are chock full of great reading for firefighters. Check out the lists below and get a book for your firefighter this Christmas!
Top Firefighting Books – 54 Must Read Books for Firefighters
Top Firefighting Books – Part II (56 Books)
With over 100 books to choose from how can you go wrong. If I could only suggest one, it would be Pass It On: What We Know What We Want You to Know! – by Billy Goldfeder with almost 100 contributors. The book benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship Program.
5. Challenge Coin Case
If your firefighter has been in the fire service for any length of time, your firefighter probably has begun a collection of challenge coins.
Whether they have 5 coins or 100 coins, they should have a nice display case to show them off. The case to the right holds just over 100 coins and takes up very little room.
This coin case is a great way to show off their coin collection!
If you would like to learn more about challenge coins in the fire service, click on this link to read about it.
The case to the right is the one that hangs in my office.
Order this challenge coin case here
4. Helmet Camera
FireVideo.net (home of the Fire Cam) has everything you need to capture your point of view in HD. You never know what the camera will capture while you are running calls, training, or whatever else you do in your helmet!
One thing that many learn about using helmet cameras is that not only do you have to make sure the battery is charged…YOU HAVE TO TURN IT ON. Fire Cam has come up with a simple one button push to get the camera on and recording…it is as simple as that.
3. The Awesome Products of the 12 Days of Christmas
Right now, FireCritic.com and IronFiremen.com are hosting the biggest giveaway of the year. What is being given away? Well, take a look for yourself. There are around 25 companies offering great prizes.
You can still enter to win! Prizes will be given out December 14-25.
Enter to win here
2. Firefighter Angel Lapel Pin (Stocking Stuffer)
This firefighter Angel lapel pin is a great way to show your firefighter you love them. This is something they can take with them while at the firehouse.
1. Purchase a Brick at the NFFF Memorial
The park features a brick Walk of Honor® that connects the monument, the historic Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel, and memorial plazas. Each brick on the walkway bears a personal inscription. Proceeds from the sale of these bricks help to finance construction of the Memorial Park.
The Walk of Honor® continues to expand and now contains more than 10,000 inscribed bricks. Numbered sections help donors and recipients locate their special bricks. More info here
If you don’t want to get a brick…check out the NFFF Store for more ideas.