Addison firefighters getting Bulletproof Vests

Addison Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedics soon will be outfitted with bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets so they can treat and remove victims during active shootings and other situations where they need protection.

Fire Chief Joseph Leone said departments nationwide are wrestling with how to more quickly reach victims during active shooter and mass casualty incidents. Right now, emergency crews can’t enter an area until after police have secured it. Read more

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