We recently had someone reach out to us as he was researching his options for Level IV body armor protection. As he was digging deep to find the best body armor for his needs, he ran across a plate online claiming to be a 10” x 12” Level IV plate weighing just 4.4 pounds.
For the men and women who serve on our front lines, the right body armor is the essential life-saving technology for soldier protection against lethal ballistics and dangerous combat scenarios. But it’s been more than thirty years since any disruptive technologies in ballistics protection have been brought to market. Until now.
Before you can expect your agency to purchase body armor, you may need to justify why Fire/EMS should have ballistic protection.
The big question: What kind of plates do Fire/EMS need and why do they need them? Learn the benefits of wearing body armor and what situations body armor may be necessary for Fire and EMS.
So, you decided you need plates. Now, the question is going to be how much is it going to cost and where am I going to get the funding. Bob Kollar walks you through a few ideas on where to get funding.
There are many instances in which firefighters/EMS may need ballistic protection. Retired Cleveland firefighter Bob Kollar shares several situations that you may or may not think about often.
Sheriff AJ Louderback of Jackson County Texas tests ShotStop's Level III body armor plate, the Duritium® III+PS panel with multiple rounds of .223 55-grain FMJ ammo.