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    So my husband will be graduating from Academy in a few short months. I'm starting to think of how to celebrate. Looks like they are going to rent out the Union Hall for a huge joint class party, so I don't have to worry about anything like that. But I want to get him a really nice fire-related gift.

    Any suggestion? I thought of a St Florian medal, but I don't know if he'd wear it.

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    I suggest this:


    However, barring that, personally I would appreciate something useful rather than something commemorative. Perhaps a nice leatherman or personalization for his gear (note: I have *no* idea if that is allowed in the least in career stations - quite common in the vollie stations around here)?

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    • #3
      Price range?
      Career Firefighter
      Volunteer Captain

      -Professional in Either Role-

      Originally posted by Rescue101
      I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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      • #4
        http://www.thefirestore.com/store/ca...er_/?leftnav=1
        ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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        • #5
          Weekend at a hotel, more then likely he needs that more then anything



          Maybe start a photo album of his career
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IrishLake View Post
            So my husband will be graduating from Academy in a few short months. I'm starting to think of how to celebrate. Looks like they are going to rent out the Union Hall for a huge joint class party, so I don't have to worry about anything like that. But I want to get him a really nice fire-related gift.

            Any suggestion? I thought of a St Florian medal, but I don't know if he'd wear it.
            When my son graduated from the Academy, my wife gave him a St. Florian medal... I gave him my N6A leather lid.
            ‎"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

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 105 View Post
              I suggest this:


              However, barring that, personally I would appreciate something useful rather than something commemorative. Perhaps a nice leatherman or personalization for his gear (note: I have *no* idea if that is allowed in the least in career stations - quite common in the vollie stations around here)?
              Ha! Well, that is a given! . I don't know if personalized gear is allowed. He's going through the City of Columbus (OH) program.

              Thank you! I'm going to start browsing this. I think my price range is around $150, unless I opt for a night at a nice hotel, since that will be for both of us.

              Originally posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
              When my son graduated from the Academy, my wife gave him a St. Florian medal... I gave him my N6A leather lid.
              I think I'll get him the St Florian medal regardless, or I'll suggest it to his mom. I know he'd love an N6A helmet, but I don't know if he can wear his own gear. I'll have to find out.

              I kinda like the idea of a watch, but it want it to be one he can wear while working. I don't want him to be on a run and think "****, I have to take off my watch." Is that feasible? I really like the Luminox watches on thefirestore website, but they're a little more than I wanted to spend...

              Thanks for the suggestions!

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              • #8
                Some don't consider the leather helmet to be worn. My woman got me a leather helmet and axe as a memento, not really to be used.
                ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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                • #9
                  I gotcha! I'm dense. He would totally go for that. He already has a dang "Man Room" filled to the hilt with Steelers crap (yes, it's "crap" says the Browns fan), and something like an ax and/or the leather helmet would be perfect! (AND, some of the Steelers crap could be moved into the trash!)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IrishLake View Post
                    I really like the Luminox watches on thefirestore website, but they're a little more than I wanted to spend...

                    Thanks for the suggestions!
                    Get him a good quality watch, stainless steel or something like that- it will get beaten up. Also an analong watch with a second hand, for taking pulses, resp rates, stuff like that. I used to have a good stainless timex diver's watch with a heavy rubber wristband that I liked before it grew legs.
                    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the suggestions! I think I've narrowed it down to a watch, or an ax that can be engraved on the head.

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                      • #12
                        I have a ton of pictures from when I was a rookie, in the academy, and so forth, she put them all together in an album that I keep in my office, it was probably one of the best gifts I ever got.

                        It's not hard to please a firefighter, sometimes sentimental means a ton, sometimes functionality is needed, you could just ask him....
                        ‎"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FWDbuff
                          Dont forget a steak and a BJ, too.
                          ~Drew
                          Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                          USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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                          • #14
                            lol. That's every Sunday night.

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                              Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-13-2013, 01:40 PM.

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