$20 Dollar Gifts for Paramedics and EMTs

These gifts are daily use items that will make their jobs easier.

Write in the Rain EMS Notebook
Write in the Rain EMS Notebook

Waterproof notebook for patient notes and accident diagrams. This notebook is organized in SAMPLE format, so it's got prompts for all the common patient information. This can be a big help in keeping your paperwork organized and handoffs crisp!

Write in the Rain Pen
Write in the Rain Pen

Waterproof ink in a compact pen that will write upside down and in extreme temperatures. It's perfect for a front shirt pocket. Just hang on to it, it's a nice pen!

Kleen Kanteen
Kleen Kanteen

A stainless steel kanteen. Durable and completely BPA free. This is a tough little bottle that you should expect to keep for years. It's small enough to fit into a messenger bag or backpack and still carries enough water for the day. Please note that this isn't insulated, it's mostly for water.

Lunch Box with Plate and Bowl
Lunch Box with Plate and Bowl

Everything you need to stay away from fast food! A burly little lunchbox that is BPA free. I've been using a Bento style box lately, but I still like the simplicity of this one.

CRKT Drifter Serrated Edge
CRKT Drifter Serrated Edge

This is my new everyday carry knife. It is thin enough to clip to my pants pocket, and can be opened with either hand. It's made from good steel, and it sharpens well. It's not fancy. It's been durable and practical, and I highly recommend it.

Bison Belt
Bison Belt

A durable belt that won't slip. It's smoke jumper approved! I like that the excess belt has velcro that keep it from flopping around. It's professional looking and the buckle has a nice finish.

Disposable Penlights
Disposable Penlights

A nice concentric beam of light, a nice pocket clip, and a pupil gauge. This is pretty much a commodity item, but some of the cheap ones are better than others. These seem to be above average for their price point. I really like that they are cheap enough to toss when you need to!

Personal Pulse Oximeter
Personal Pulse Oximeter

A simple pulse-ox meter, perfect for your personal equipment bag. This isn't rated for medical diagnosis - but it's perfect for keeping you own bag. If you're used to having one in your rig, it's nice to have one at home in the medicine cabinet, and for this price, it's really reasonable to have one of your own.