Firefighter Family Gifts Of Love
The Firefighter Family and Brotherhood
A firefighter's family including their wives, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, girlfriends and boyfriends are as much a part of the firefighter brotherhood as the firemen and female firefighters that serve their community. Their families are linked by every fire, emergency and disaster that the fire dept is called to.
A firefighter's family presents their gift of love and sacrifice every fire call, every shift and every time their firefighter is needed whether it is a false alarm, a structure fire, a motor vehicle crash and even when their fire station is planning a special event for their community.
Most people have no idea how much firefighter families mean to the fire dept and how important they are. Behind every great firefighter and fire dept big and small, career or volunteer, there are relatives who love and care and support and sacrifice for them every single day.
Firefighter Heritage Generation To Generation
For a lot of firefighter families it's a tradition to fight fires passed down from grandfathers to their sons and for this generation to grandsons and granddaughters. It's not unusual to join a fire dept and realize that a lot of the members are brothers, father and son and cousins. It's a proud family tradition to say "My grandfather was Chief back in the day...." and an even prouder heritage for firefighters to share their stories of coming down to the firehouse, playing on the fire trucks and wearing their Dad's bunker gear when they were growing up.
That fire dept pride grows even bigger when those firefighters who grew up in the firehouse and now serve their communities start families of their own and bring their kids down to sit on the fire engine's bumper, help clean the fire station and run around the station with the other firefighter kids.
It's a beautiful thing to see the pride and heritage these families share and pass down.
Firefighter Wives Fire Dept Logo
Firefighter wives deserve their own fire dept maltese cross. They are the strength behind the strong firemen. They are the planners behind the events and celebrations that have to be postponed, changed and moved because their husbands are responding to a fire. They are the cooks that keep dinner warm when a call interrupts yet another family meal. They are the babysitters that wake up at night to comfort their crying child because their spouse isn't there to help because he is putting out a stucture fire in the middle of the night.
A firefighter's wife wakes up from a deep sleep at night when their husbands fire dept pager goes off shattering the quiet with an emergency, a car crash, a false alarm. They are left at home to try to go back to sleep, try and not worry about what dangers their fireman is facing while everyone else is sleeping in the dark of the night.
Firefighter Family Members
Firefighter Families At Home
Every firefighter family has at least one tribute to their emergency services world in every room of their house. Enjoy the pride and tradition of home style pride.
Fire Company Photographer - Cindy RashkinClick thumbnail to view full-size
Firefighter Night Light - shining bright
A firefighter's family is part of the team. That's what firefighting is really all about. Teamwork. The Buddy System. 2 In, 2 Out. No one firefighter puts out a fire. No firefighter leaves their buddy.
Our firefighting families are part of our team too. A firefighter's wife, daughter, son, brother, parents and relatives share their time. Share their stories. Share their family brotherhood in good times and bad. From the beginning to the end.
Firefighter Families Sharing PrideClick thumbnail to view full-size
A Firefighter's Girlfriend
A proud firefighter's girlfriend may be planning some Saturday night date time with their favorite fireman, dreaming of a romantic dinner for two, dancing the night away into the wee hours of the morning and some very cozy alone time.
But surprise! Your firefighter boyfriend may be heading out the door with no warning at all except a tone from his pager, a quick kiss goodbye (if its not a structure fire because if it is, forget the kiss too!) and you are left alone for next hour, or two or maybe the whole rest of the night. Many a girlfriend has hitched a ride home from the couple they were double dating with, in fact many a girlfriend has gone home with the other girlfriend or wife they were out with because both guys were firefighters. I have even seen plenty of girlfriends left in the car at the fire station while their boyfriends donned their bunker gear, hopped on the fire truck and were off to brave the next fire.
Firefighter Stepping Stone for every generation
You can be sure dating a fireman is always an adventure and one that he is grateful you share with him. When you love a firefighter you also have to love his passion for fighting fires, serving the community and helping out his brother firefighters. Well, OK, you don't have to love it but in order for your relationship to really work out, you sure will have to respect it and have a lot of patience. There's an up side to all the times he does respond though. You get to share his pride, you may even get to see him at work if the fire is nearby and you get share milestones like graduation from the fire academy if he hasn't graduated yet, promotions in rank and who knows, you may even get to see him in newspapers or on tv.
Having served over thirty years in fire departments across three states, Gary R. Ryman brings a unique perspective to the firefighting experience. The son and father of firefighters, Ryman ignites the fire, smoke, blood and fear spanning three generations of the "family business."
Firefighter Rookie KidsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Firefighter Family Books
If you love a firefighter then you know it takes a lot of love, a fire truckload of patience and a blazing amount of time to be the family of someone in the Fire Service. No one knows this better than veteran firefighter family members who have written some great book and share advice, experience and great ways to cope with the fire dept family life.
Disaster effects on emergency responders and their families have received little attention in the media or the scientific literature to date. Nonetheless family members of firefighters, police and military members, to name but a few, may experience significant distress related to the effects of trauma on their loved ones.
I Love A Firefighter
Whether you are a proud firefighter's wife, girlfriend, son, daughter, mother or father it's always with pride family members, husbands and boyfriends and even close friends announce that they love a firefighter. That means so much. It shows pride in the firefighting job, support for the person they love in good times and bad and really makes every firefighter proud of their brother firefighter too.
Firefighter Family At Home
Throughout a firefighter family home there are symbols of dedication, love and support.
EMS, Police, Firefighter decals. Reflective graphics for your helmet, vehicle, equipment or your trucks.
- Bonfire Designs Personalized Gifts
Personalizing gifts, apparel and gift ideas for special occasions because we believe life should be personal.
- Firefighter Photo Gallery
Firefighter Photo Gallery My Experiences
- EMT, Paramedic and EMS T-Shirts and Gift Ideas
EMT and Paramedic T-Shirts, long sleeve and hoodies, bags, jewelry and gift ideas for the holidays. Good selection of firefighter EMT and Fire Rescue theme logos also.
- Stop, Drop & Blog
The Family Side of Fire Life is a terrific insightful view of the world from a firefighter's wife point of view.
Fire Dept Scramble Maltese Cross Logo For A Firefighter's Wife
Hand blown glass christmas ornament for the firefighter family holiday tree features a patriotic United States flag with a fireman's hat,helmet, fire hydrant and hose
Cool Gift Ideas For Firefighter Families
Some great gift ideas for firefighter families because we know how important it is for the family to share the pride.
Holidays, birthdays, graduation from the fire academy and even retirement, are great occasions to celebrate firefighting family pride with ornaments, home décor and personalized plaques, posters and jewelry.