Houston Firefighters Train for Ballistic Vest Use – Houston TX News

Houston Firefighters Train for Ballistic Vest Use

HFD New Ballistic Vests Training
April 24, 2019 at from 6:30am-8:30 am

Houston Fire Department Val Jahnke Training Facility 8030 Braniff St. Houston, TX 77061

Covert Arms is coming to Houston next week for firefighter district training on the department’s new ballistic vests. Topics covered will include the ballistic protection specs, care & maintenance, and sizing. HFD will cover policy on when the ballistic protection shall be worn, storage on apparatus (interim and long-term), and the deployment plan for apparatus.

Earlier this year, Houston officials authorized more than a million dollars to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters adding Houston to a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters encountering active-shooter or other deadly situations.

PIO Sheldra Brigham
HFD Newsroom


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