Firefighters Tools & Equipment

High-quality firefighter tools and equipment for firefighters. Ethos Fire prioritizes safety above all else. Their tools are designed and manufactured using the latest technologies and materials that meet or exceed National Fire Protection Association NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1851 standards. We want to make sure that our brother firefighters are protected from heat, flames, and other hazardous conditions they will encounter during their duty – in training or on the job!

The Best Firefighters Tools and Equipment

Ethos Fire rents the best gear to firefighters in Southern California, and we do it at affordable prices. Ethos Fire cares about safety and provides gear manufactured with modern materials and technologies. Our turnout gear is from from the top manufacturers. All of our equipment meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1851 standards. We know that our brother firefighters are protected while doing their duty.

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The Tools & Equipment Firefighters Need

firefighters toolsHand Tools & Accessories. Ethos Fire carries a wide variety of structure firefighting and wildland firefighting tools, including Pulaski axes, fire rakes, and fire rescue tools. 

Firefighters rely on a variety of hand tools to help them perform their duties effectively and safely. 

Some of the basic hand tools used by firefighters include: axes, Polaskis, McLeods, Halligan bars, sledgehammers, pry bars, bolt cutters, ropes, and flashlights. When you need to update your personal equipment or tools for your Firehouse, think Ethos Fire for all of your tool needs.

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firefighters lighting turnout gear rentals equipmentLighting & Flashlights. Ethos Fire carries a wide variety of lighting, including wearable headlamps, safety lights, rechargeable flashlights, tactical flashlights, lanterns, and loading lights, and lighted safety bands. Lighting and flashlights are crucial tools for firefighters during emergency situations. 

Overall, lighting and flashlights play a vital role in enhancing the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of firefighters as they carry out their critical duties in demanding and often dangerous conditions.

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wildland fire toolsWildland turnouts, also known as wildland firefighting gear or PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), are specialized protective clothing designed for firefighters who battle wildfires or wildland fires. These turnouts are specifically designed to provide firefighters with enhanced protection against the unique hazards encountered in wildland firefighting situations.

Wildland turnouts typically consist of several components:

1. Jacket: The jacket is typically made of fire-resistant materials and is designed to provide protection for the upper body. It often includes features such as a full-length front zipper, adjustable cuffs, and pockets for storing essential tools and equipment.

2. Pants: The pants are also made of fire-resistant materials and are designed to offer protection for the lower body. They usually feature reinforced knees and seat areas for increased durability.

3. Helmet: Wildland firefighting helmets are lightweight and offer protection against falling debris and impacts. They often come with a wide brim to shield the face and neck from heat and flames.

4. Boots: Wildland firefighting boots are specially designed to provide excellent traction and ankle support on uneven terrain. They are typically made of fire-resistant materials and offer increased protection against heat and flames.

5. Gloves: Fire-resistant gloves are essential for protecting the hands and maintaining dexterity while handling tools and equipment in a wildland firefighting environment.

6. Additional Accessories: Depending on the specific needs of the firefighting operation, additional accessories like goggles, ear protection, and respiratory protection may be used to ensure maximum safety and comfort.

It’s crucial for firefighters to wear proper wildland turnouts to minimize the risk of injuries and burns while working in challenging and unpredictable wildfire conditions.

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wildland firefighting backpack pumpWildland Firefighting Pump: Complete Wildland Backpack Pump

Powerful, precision engineered lightweight portable pumps for our wildland firefighters to move water to protect our forests and communities from the ravages of wildfires.

drip torch firefighters turnout gear tools equipmentDrip Torches & Parts. Drip torches are essential tools used by firefighters in controlled or prescribed burns. These handheld devices consist of a fuel reservoir and a wick mechanism. 

The fuel, typically a mixture of diesel and gasoline, is gravity-fed through the wick and ignited to create a controlled flame. Drip torches serve several important purposes for firefighters – igniting fires during prescribed burns, and creating backfires or spot burns, and in backfiring operations. drip torch backfiring wildland

Drip torches play a crucial role in safely initiating and managing these operations, because they provide a reliable and versatile method of starting and controlling fires in a controlled and safe manner. 

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fire extinguishers equipmentFire Extinguishers. Fire extinguishers allow firefighters to promptly and efficiently extinguish smaller fires, preventing them from spreading and causing further damage or endangering lives. Firefighters rely on these portable devices to rapidly combat fires, buy valuable time, and protect both property and individuals until additional support arrives. 

The ability to quickly assess a fire situation and utilize fire extinguishers is a crucial tool in a firefighter’s toolbox. Additionally, fire extinguishers can be easily transported and used in various settings, making them a versatile and essential piece of equipment for firefighters. Their accessibility and simplicity make them a valuable asset in the firefighting profession.

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firefighter nozzles hoseWhen it comes to fighting fires, the basic concept of using water to extinguish the flames is often understood. However, the process is much more complex than may initially meet the eye. 

The specific tools utilized, such as the hose and nozzle, play a crucial role in the effectiveness of the firefighting efforts. 

In addition, the characteristics of the site must be taken into account. For example, if there are bystanders nearby, reducing steam is essential to prevent injuries. Similarly, if the fire is located on the upper floors of an apartment building, responders must be able to navigate the stairs quickly and efficiently while carrying heavy equipment.

 Meanwhile, tackling a wildlands fire requires a specialized hose that can handle a multitude of factors, such as rough terrain, wind-blown debris, and extreme temperatures.

Overall, the seemingly simple concept of using water to extinguish a fire requires extensive knowledge and strategy. At Ethos Fire, we have the knowledge to help you with the nozzles and hose to plan your best firefighting strategy! 


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Turnout Gear Cleaning & Maintenance

Customized Turnout Cleaning and Maintenance – The longevity of your PPE and its effectiveness relies heavily on one factor: proper maintenance. We work with you to create a cleaning and maintenance schedule that fits your needs and preferences, including custom cleaning protocols and maintenance services. Did you notice the 2020 NFPA 1851 standard increased its recommendation for advanced cleanings to twice a year?

We clean, disinfect, and decontaminate everything from turnouts and alternative PPE to helmets, hoods, gloves, harnesses, and boots, removing harmful particulates and residue in the process.

We take extra care to protect your gear’s advanced fabrics while adhering to manufacturer, industry, and NFPA 1851 cleaning standards.


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Nozzles and Fire Hose Rentals & Sales

ppe fire hose nozzlesWe prioritize safety above all else. Our rental gear is the highest quality, designed and manufactured using the latest technologies and materials that meet or exceed the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1851 standards. 

At Ethos Fire, we provide reliable services that focus on keeping your fire hoses operational. We perform annual fire hose testing per NFPA Standard 1962, making sure your hoses are reliable and emergency-ready. We repair damages to couplings, rings, gaskets, and can replace any part that is needed for the hose to be fully operational. Adaptors, diffusers, flow meters, and complete fire hoses can also be rented.

Whether it is just a standard inspection or a special repair request, Ethos can cover all fire hose repair and refurbishment needs and can verify that a hose is effective and emergency-ready.

Rentals, New Equipment, and More

We offer a variety of rental options with fast shipping, so you can quickly and easily access the gear you need for any given situation. 

Whether your firehouse needs – turnout gear, boots, helmets, or other equipment, or you need to rent fire hose for your construction job site, our company offers a comprehensive selection of high-quality gear and equipment to meet your needs.


Customized Turnout Rental Packages for Structure Firefighting Gear

We specialize in custom gear selection: We offer a wide selection of turnout rental gear to choose from, allowing you to customize a turnout rental package that meets your specific needs and preferences.


Transparent Turnout Rental Pricing

We offer transparent and competitive pricing for all of our rental programs. This is to ensure that you get the best value for your investment.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Firefighters Personal Protective Equipment

As Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) experts, we offer a wide range of firefighter personal protective equipment.

Our PPE selection includes turnout coats and turnout pants, gloves, protective hoods, fire boots, undergarments and socks, eye protection, hearing protection, belts and harnesses, breathing apparatus, and more.

We’ve got the PPE gear you want!

Choose your firefighter PPE from leading manufacturers using the latest technology and best materials for these protective garments and gear. Our personal protective tools and equipment ensures user confidence during the toughest jobs.

Professionals know, Ethos Fire delivers – it’s a firefighter thing.

Whether you’re looking for hydration systems, helmet parts or hoods, and boots and gloves, we have everything you want and need to ensure your protection and safety while on the job. Let us help you protect yourself with the best firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) available.

Frequently Asked Questions

The two owners, both retired and active Fire Captains, bring a wealth of experience from their prior roles as fire academy instructors and captains in a major metropolitan fire department. With this expertise, they aim to instill the established ethos to the next generation of firefighters. Ethos Fire prioritizes safety above all else. Their gear is designed and manufactured using the latest technologies and materials that meet or exceed National Fire Protection Association standards. This ensures that firefighters are protected from heat, flames, and other hazardous conditions they may encounter during their duty.