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Bulletproof Vest Partnership: What You Need to Know

Bulletproof Vest Partnership: What You Need to Know

We get questions all the time about the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) and how to take advantage of the funds available through the program. So, we went straight to the source. Here are several questions we asked and answers that were provided.

What Body Armor Do Fire/EMS Need & Why?

What Body Armor Do Fire/EMS Need & Why?

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.

Fire/EMS - How to Get Funding for Body Armor

Fire/EMS - How to Get Funding for Body Armor

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.

As Fire/EMS, When Do You Need Ballistic Protection?

As Fire/EMS, When Do You Need Ballistic Protection?

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. 

Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

Body Armor Frequently Asked Questions

We hear a lot of questions day in and day out, some pretty straightforward and some more detailed. Below you’ll find a list of many of those questions about body armor that we receive from police officers, military personnel, procurement officers and everyone in between.

Mesa Arizona Takes Steps To Protect Its First Responders

Mesa Arizona Takes Steps To Protect Its First Responders

As mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas last year continue to highlight the increased danger to first-responders, Mesa, Arizona has joined several other cities by acting to protect their first response teams with body armor.