Why Rent vs. Buy?

Top-quality firefighting turnouts at a fraction of the cost.

Buying a set of firefighting turnouts can be (VERY) expensive! However, if you rent a set of firefighting turnouts from Redline Rentals, you get access to a set of top-quality firefighting turnouts at a fraction of the cost! Further, if you were to buy a set of turnouts for your academy class and spend a few thousand dollars, the money you spent would be a waste because when you receive a job at a fire department, the department requires that you use the turnouts they acquire for you—likely different helmets, jackets, etc.

At Redline, we want to help you get equipped to complete your training at the academy for a reasonable fee and then make your transition from the academy to a department as smooth as possible.

The Redline Difference

Redline Rentals in the leading firefighting turnout rental company in Southern California for the following reasons:

The Best Gear at the Best Prices.

We Get The Best Gear at the Best Prices Due to 50+ Years in the Southern California Market. In addition to renting turnouts, we have been a leader in equipping the Southern California fire protection industry for over 50 years. We are a distributor of the best brands and equipment, which enables us to the get best prices and pass the savings on to you.

In Person Fitting, Ensuring Your Turnouts Fit Right the First Time.

For academies and academy students in Southern California, we fit you onsite at your academy so you get the right fit the first time. We do not burden you with hidden shipping charges but instead fit you in person onsite. At the beginning of the semester, we bring various sizes of gear and make sure you are set up for success and do it onsite at your academy. At the end of the semester, we also come onsite and collect the gear—easy. For other students or firefighters, we can fit you onsite at our San Diego headquarters or we can bring gear to your station to fit you right the first time. When you are finished with the gear, you can either drop off the gear at our headquarters or we can pick it up during our various routes to fire departments.

Partnership with San Diego’s Only Verified ISP.

For any gear we rent, it is either new or it has been cleaned, inspected, repaired and certified by our partner SoCal PPE—San Diego’s only verified ISP. SoCal PPE is owned and operated by retired fire fighters that personally know the importance of clean, safe gear.

Our Team Is Passionate About Addressing Your Needs.

We care about you and want to address your needs. We are passionate about the fire protection industry and believe it is our mission and purpose to equip the courageous to save lives and property. Many of our team members are active or retired firefighters that understand your needs and want to help you succeed. We want to help you flourish in your career as a firefighter—ideally in Southern California–and we want to know more than just your shipping address.

We Are Flexible.

We offer flexible rental packages (short-term, semester or year-long rentals) and include the must-haves in our rental packages (including gloves and hood for you to keep) but also allow you to easily buy other accessories, whether that be a gear bag, station boots, belt, socks, flashlight, knife or even some Redline accessories (rubber wedding bands, hats, T-Shirts).

Our Pledge

At Redline, our mission is to equip the courageous to save lives and property.

We equip fire academies, academy students, fire departments (especially probationary or seasonal firefighters) and industrial fire brigades with great, NFPA 1851-compliant turnouts at a reasonable rental price. For academy students in Southern California, we fit you onsite at your academy so you get the right fit the first time. We do not burden you with hidden shipping charges but instead fit you in person onsite. At the end of the semester, we also inspect and collect your gear onsite. Easy! You get great service from the firefighting turnout experts in the Southern California market. Many of us are either currently serving or have served in the Southern California fire service. We want to help you do the same.