Houston Firefighters Train for Ballistic Vest Use

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

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

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.

Contact:
PIO Sheldra Brigham
sheldra.brigham@houstontx.gov
HFD Newsroom
hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov

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