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Best Storage Lockers for Military and First Responders

March 28, 2024

For military personnel and first responders, their equipment must be safe and ready to go at any moment. In these lines of work, a moment gained or lost can make a crucial difference in the outcome of an emergency. Military personnel and first responders also need a secure place to store their personal belongings.


Government and military lockers are an excellent solution to this problem. They will provide these brave men and women with a durable place to keep equipment and belongings without taking up a lot of space. But you may not be sure what type of storage lockers would suit your facility best, or where to buy them. This article will give you a rundown on what to consider before purchasing your storage lockers, the different types, and why they’re important. We’ll also provide a buying guide to help you through the process.


Here are the best storage lockers for military and first responders.


What to Consider Before Purchasing Your Military and First Responders Storage Lockers


Before you jump into selecting and purchasing your military and first responders storage lockers, there are several different features of those lockers that you need to think about. Here are some of those factors:


Size and Storage Capacity


First, you should consider the size and storage capacity that your team will require. This will involve taking measurements of the space you have available for the storage lockers—that way you will know the size and number of lockers that will fit. Also, take into account what exactly your team will be keeping in the lockers. You’ll need to make sure to purchase lockers that will have enough storage capacity for equipment and personal belongings.


Security Features


You will also want to think about the security features of your lockers. Military personnel and first responders often handle dangerous equipment that must be kept secure. Your team will also have valuable personal belongings like laptops and cell phones that they will want to be kept safe. Salsbury Industries carries a wide range of durable, high-grade steel lockers. Our military storage lockers come in many designs, some with a space where you can place a padlock, and others with built-in locks that require a key or combination. Our military lockers can work well with padlocks, built-in locks, digital locks, and more.




There are situations where visibility and maximum airflow are needed. This may be a requirement for the equipment involved or the particular environment you are in. If this is what you’re looking for, you may want to purchase vented lockers for your military or first responder team. Salsbury vented lockers are constructed of 16 gauge steel and feature a durable powder-coated finish available in gray, tan, or blue.


Customization for Designer Wood Lockers


Due to the requirements of your team, you may be looking for a high level of customization. Salsbury offers custom designer wood lockers that range from one to seven tiers and can be ordered in any combination of five heights (36”, 48”, 60”, 72”, and 84”), five widths (12”, 15”, 18”, 21”, and 24”), and five depths (12”, 15”, 18”, 21”, and 24”). Custom designer wood lockers come in six standard designer colors (black, blue, gray, cherry, maple, and mahogany) or a wide array of custom colors. These lockers are a great choice if you have very specific needs and also desire a sleek, professional environment.


Types of Military and First Responders Quality Lockers



Once you have a better idea of the requirements for your locker room and team, you will still need to choose the type of military and first responders lockers that will work best. Here are the different types of quality Salsbury Industries lockers that will provide your military personnel and first responders with a sturdy, durable place to keep their equipment and belongings:


Metal Lockers


We carry a complete line of metal lockers designed for heavy-duty use and storage. Salsbury metal lockers are built to last and come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes. They are available in single tier, double tier, triple tier, six tier box style, box style bridge, extra wide single tier, extra wide double tier, and extra wide triple tier lockers and are constructed of 16-gauge steel. We have Standard Metal Lockers, Extra Wide Standard Metal Lockers, Vented Metal Lockers, Extra Wide Vented Metal Lockers, and many additional products available. Click here to learn more.


Designer Lockers


Like our metal storage lockers, we also have a wide range of designer wood lockers available in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. They come in six attractive colors and are constructed of industrial-grade particleboard. They are covered with high-pressure laminate as well. If your team will be storing full-length garments and larger items, designer single tier, double tier, and double tier “S” style are designed for just that. Designer triple tier wood lockers save space and are perfect for smaller items. You can peruse all our wood lockers here.


Cell Phone Lockers


Cell phone lockers are a great, space-saving way for your team to keep small valuables like cell phones, wallets, and keys secure. Salsbury cell phone lockers are constructed of heavy-duty aluminum and are available as surface mounted or recessed mounted units. They can also be purchased as a free standing unit if you buy an enclosure paired with a recessed mounted unit. These phone lockers come in aluminum, bronze, and sandstone.


The Importance of Lockers for Military and First Responders


With all the research involved, you may begin to wonder why it is so important that your military personnel and first responders have lockers in the first place. There are a few different reasons why. Firstly, it is very significant that your team has a secure place to store their personal belongings and equipment. These are high-pressure jobs and they don’t need the distraction of worrying that their cell phones or wallets might be stolen. They need a secure place to keep equipment as well.


Lockers also help to improve the organization and efficiency of your workplace. Your team will always know where an important piece of equipment is at just the moment they need it. Without storage lockers, uniforms and equipment could more easily become out of place or even lost. Military and first responders lockers will ensure that your team will be ready to face emergencies without delay.


The gear that military personnel and first responders use daily often isn’t cheap. Salsbury high-quality locks will keep your team’s gear safe from any potential thieves. That gear can also be dangerous to handle, so it is double important that it is kept safe when not in use.



Buying Guide for Military and First Responders Lockers



Now that you have considered the various features of military and first responders lockers, the different types, and their importance, you are ready to begin the actual buying process. Before you start perusing lockers, you should figure out your budget. The last thing you need is to find your dream lockers and make the plan to buy, only to realize that you don’t have the money. Be realistic—stick to lockers that are within your budget. With Salsbury’s reasonable prices, you are sure to find lockers that will work for you.


Next, check out our Forms & Information page, where you can download important forms and information including Salsbury Industries Warranty Information. If you still run into questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or our live chat feature.


Prior to purchase, it is also recommended that you head to our Installation Instructions page. There you can look up the type of locker you’re interested in, click the link, and read through the installation instructions. That way, you can prepare yourself for the process ahead. You will also be comforted by how straightforward the instructions are.


Once you’ve narrowed things down to the particular locker you want, you’ll still have a few more decisions to make. If you scroll down on the product page, below “Features” you’ll see an “Options” section. These are additional features you can choose to include with your lockers, like sloping hoods, end bases, front bases, engraved name/number plates, and the types of locks you want to use. You may want to look at benches to match your lockers as well.


After you’ve read this post and followed the instructions in our buying guide, you will be ready to acquire storage lockers for your military personnel and first responders. Click here to start browsing so you can provide your staff with lockers that will keep their belongings and equipment safe and ensure that they are ready to spring into action at any moment.