published Feb 2019. Updated November 2023
Firefighter Graduations are some of the most exciting and hard earned events for the newest recruit. They have spent countless hours training both their minds and their bodies to become part of the 1% of American’s capable of doing what a Firefighter does.
And after all this hard work, you want to get them something nice to celebrate! This can be anything from a personalized gift to a gift under 25 dollars.
Whatever your price range- we’ve got lots of amazing ideas for the Firefighter Graduation Gift Ideas!
Also, check out our Graduation Quotes for Firefighters!
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Table of Contents- Fire Graduation Gifts
- ✅ The Best gifts for New Firefighters
- Personalized Fire Academy Graduation Gifts
- Useful Gear for Firefighter Graduations Gifts
- Fire Graduation Gifts for Boyfriend, Fiance, Husband
- Funny Firefighter Graduation Gift Ideas
- Gifts for the FireFighter Graduation Class
- Gifts under 25 for new Firefighter Recruits
✅ Best gifts for New Firefighters
✅ Want to get something with safety in mind? ( I mean… it IS kinda dangerous out there) Discover this useful and helpful gift that is always wonderfully received from the new graduate! The helmet band holds accessories, the door wedge is helpful for holding open doors and windows, and the stickers (specially made to withstand heat) are for identification and visibility!
✅ While you might want to get things with ‘Firefighter’ plastered all over them, think about items that might actually get used. Many Firefighters enjoy themed Christmas Ornaments as a subtle nod to the profession, and Water Bottles or items that they’ll need for the job are always welcome.
✅ If your Firefighter is looking to have a long and successful career, this blueprint Book is helpful for learning what it takes (and steps to get there) to be a Career Firefighter.
✅ And Lastly, a favorite by all, these blankets that can help with emotional regulation and feel like a hug. If you can order a smaller lap blanket, your Firefighter can take it to the station as a tool to help decompress after intense calls.
Personalized Fire Academy Graduation Gifts
Personalized gifts are all the rage now- and rightful so. They can be a keepsake or a memento for years to come!
A Classic gift (an ode to the Thin Red Line for Firefighters) is this personalized wall hanging. Perfect for your Firefighters Last name (since that’s what will get plastered on all their new gear!) Bonus- it’s under 25 dollars.
If you are looking for something USEFUL and PERSONALIZED- these are the go-to for a new Firefighter! They are custom-designed leather straps for holding the gloves when not in use. Hand stamped with your last name and hand painted, they are then stitched together for completion.
Seriously SO useful when you are on the job! Firefighters need to have all their geared stored properly for maximum efficiency and glove straps are a must.
Useful Gear for Firefighter Graduations Gifts
Are you one of those people that likes to get useful items as gifts? That’s great- but sometimes you don’t know what’s useful and what’s not!
I can tell you that almost all the “Firefighter themed knives” online are not useful- firefighters need some quality (and somewhat expensive) knives because of the demands of the job (you would NEVER want a tool to malfunction in the field) .
If you do want a quality knife, I highly recommend this life saving knife. This is the knife you want a firefighter to have when they show up to help you! (Plus, You can often find it on sale under 50 dollars)
Multitools are the PERFECT useful gift! The “modern Swiss army knife” these multitools are full of great accessories for anything they might need on the job! Most Firefighters will recommend the Leatherman Brand, like this Leatherman Skeletool. But there are lots of Multitools to choose from.
When you are choosing a Multi-Tool, be sure to look at the reviews, because most tools only have one or two good features, and you want something that is rugged and actually has a good amount of features for whatever your Firefighter comes across on shift.
Triage Shears are another insanely useful gift for any Firefighter that will be exposed to medical calls (which most of them will!) This popular Leatherman Raptor Shear is a useful tool. It comes in a variety of colors and it’s made specifically for the First Responder! If you’d like the budget friendly options, see this 6-1 tool for helpful on the job uses.
Helmet Accessories- Stickers,Helmet Bands, Lights
One of the main tools a Firefighter needs is their helmet! There are so many cool things that they can have to customize their helmets, and many of these items are standard across the industry! Stickers (specially rated for heat and fire!) are useful for reflection, helmet bands for storing tools, chocks for wedging open doors and windows, and lights for having some extra lumination. You can purchase these individually or in a multi pack.
Identifire Reflective and Glow in the Dark Stickers ARE A MUST. I would NEVER wish an accident on a firefighter- but if that mayday call comes through, i would hope they would have lots of identifying stickers and reflective material so that they could be easily found!
Lights are another insanely useful tool to have on your Helmet for when you need it most! These can come with both the light and the mount, or order the light or mount separately. (And I say Helmet lights, since most Fire Departments already have lights for Bunker Gear… but Helmet lights are generally purchased by the Firefighter)
The Most popular light by far, is this Amazon’s Choice, 5 star rated Streamlight. Complete with a 360 degree clamp, and easy buttons that work through heavy work gloves, this light is one of the best you can get!
If you are looking for a budget friendly option, try the streamlight PolyTac. Often times you can find it under 50 dollars, which is a steal!
Fire Graduation Gifts for Boyfriend, Fiance, Husband
Many Firefighters go through the Fire School with a special someone supporting them, which is great because it can be really hard!
It’s also common for Firefighters to carry tokens or memory items to keep them safe and focused when on a call. This is a great reminder when things get hard.
Since your know your Firefighter a little better than most, it’s nice to get something personal for them to celebrate their accomplishment. Getting something NOT fire related is appropriate (like something they’ve had their eye on for awhile!)
I’d also suggest some books that can be helpful with the stress of the job- it’s good to know that you aren’t alone. This book is a great Fiction-ish read about the Fire Service inspired by true stories (with lots of action), and this book will be helpful for the Trauma/Bad Calls that your Firefighter will encounter on the job.
Funny Firefighter Graduation Gift Ideas
Funny Firefighter gifts are certainly a favorite! And for good reason, every one needs a good laugh every now and then! It’s why I’ve created a full guide of ridiculous Firefighter gifts, sure to amuse and delight!
This water bottle is also a funny, yet useful gift, sure to turn heads wherever you use it! I’m not sure who thought up all this stuff- but this is one of the best novelty gifts I’ve seen in a long time! Best part- it comes highly recommended!
Gifts for the FireFighter Graduation Class
The Fire Academy is a special time where you find out what you’re made of! Gifts and mementos from Fellow Firefighters are cherished as you move on to your new careers.
Grab a MultiPack of these Thin Red Line Keychains for everyone (or just the special ones) in your graduating class. Reasonably priced, Amazons choice, and 5 stars- you can’t go wrong with these!
Fire Academy class gift ideas wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention Challenge coins! There are very few on Amazon- so check out these sites for some bulk options. RescueTees.com and FireandAxes.com
Gifts under 25 for new Firefighter Recruits
Helmet Bands are a must have accessory for any Firefighter- new or old. They hold common tools on your helmet so you have access when you need the most. This 3 pack of Helmet Bands is well under 25 dollars and worth every cent!
You can never go wrong with a good t-shirt! All of these are under 25 and awesome for a new firefighter! Get one for yourself too- show support for Firefighters and the Thin Red Line everywhere!
Tons of Amazing Gift options for the New Firefighter, from custom items to useful tools!