Ballistic Protection for the U.S. Fire and Emergency Services (abstract)

This presentation discusses:

  • Levels of ballistic protection
  • The use of ballistic protection in “hot,” “warm,” and “cold” operational areas
  • How to decide what types of ballistic protection a fire department might need. 

It was developed by the IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee based on the experience of the Atlanta Fire Department.

  • Topics:
    • Protected content
    • Large-Scale Response
    • Featured Active Shooter Toolkit
    • EMS
    • Active Shooter
  • Resource Type:
    • Strategy development tool
    • Article
  • Organizational Author:
    • External

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