EMS1 Holiday Gift Guide
Not sure what to give your favorite EMS provider? We've got you covered
Check out the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for paramedics and EMTs for new, updated gift ideas for your co-workers, or find something to treat yourself.
Updated December 13, 2017
By EMS1 Staff
Need a gift idea for a colleague at your agency? With the EMS1 Holiday Gift Guide you can find the perfect present!
Gerber: Hinderer CLS- Combat Life Saver, $59.00: Use it to cut through clothing, slice through safety belts, open an oxygen tank valve, punch a hole in a window – this knife can do it all. Honestly, this knife might be a sentient being. This knife is so useful, it's officiating at my cousin's wedding next month. (amazon.com)
Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine, by Peter Canning, $7.99: Canning isn't your typical EMS provider. After spending over a decade in health-care policy, he now works as an EMT in Hartford, Conn. This book is his account of learning the ropes in his new career and it reflects the slow maturation that comes from working one of the most unpredictable jobs on the planet. "He brings to his work the larger perspective of a former policy wonk," according to Kirkus Reviews. "There are enough gory details here to satisfy anyone's curiosity about just what it is that paramedics do and how they do it." (Amazon)
Survival Bracelets, $22-33: Whatever particular crisis you're dealing with – on or off duty – one thing EMS providers can always use is a sturdy piece of rescue line. The surprisingly cool-looking Survival Strap Bracelet is actually a tight weave of up to 24' of 550# military spec paracord. Use it to lower your family off the roof or, in a pinch, tie your mattress to your car. (Survival Straps)
Do you have interesting gift ideas? Share them with your colleagues in the comments section below!