Thread: Gift Ideas
10-08-2005, 09:47 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
I have to buy 25 firefighters gifts for christmas this year. In the past I have bought them tools that they use, for example last year everyone got a nice L.E.D. Flashling, the year before a truck belt. I have about a 50 dollar per person budget.
10-08-2005, 11:49 AM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
- Waterboro, Maine
If nothing comes to mind that they've been needing lately, take a look at the equipment they are cuurently carrying. If something is getting old, warn, or unreliable, maybe it could be replaced/upgraded to a newer model. Leatherman, or Gerber tools are always a hit.
Something else that doesn't cost much, is a certificate of appreciation signed by the chief, or town fathers, and framed real nice.
If there's a couple bucks left over, through in a couple lotto tickets.There goes the neighborhood.
10-08-2005, 12:27 PM #3
A few things you can get...
spare batteries for pagers
subscriptions to Firehouse, Fire Engineering or Fire Rescue magazine
warm socks and mittens
field guides for fire and EMS ops"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
10-08-2005, 03:43 PM #4
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
- Memphis Tn,USA-now
Not trying to give CaptGonzo a myocardial infarction but take a walk through an Our Designs catalog http://www.ourdesigns.com .
My department's Board of Trustees has been perusing them to order knives and other thrinkets for the members at Christmas time.We all got knives last year and most of us actually use them on the fireground and at home.
I also like the ideas posted by the others here,though a round of golf can be expensive in some areas,I hear.
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