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Cost of Gear
Prices for this gear comes from the National Volunteer Fire Council's 2020 Fact Sheet.
The average cost of a firefighter's helmet is $300
The average price for one fire coat is $1,200.
The average cost for fire pants are $875.
The average cost for gloves are $97.
The average price of boots are $300.
Average cost for a hood is $40.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
The average cost of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is $6,300.
The cost to train and equip a firefighter can exceed $20,000.
Below are average expenses associated with firefighting. Please note product costs vary depending on a variety of factors, and these are just estimates. Certain pieces of equipment, such as radio and thermal imager, may not be provided to every firefighter. Training costs vary considerably from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction, depending on what level and types of training are required.
Source: NVFC Fact Sheet 2020