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Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment
Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in handling shooting incidents increases. Q: What is Fairfield doing? Firefighters will soon begin wearing bulletproof vests on calls in which first responders are at risk during shootings and other dangerous situations. Crews are expected to begin wearing the vests within the next four weeks, as soon as a department policy is in place for their use, said Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach. "We're not going to have to use them very...

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