Bellevue Fire Department gets donation for ballistic vests

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Bellevue Fire Department has received $1,500 for ballistic vests.

Bellin College presented a check to the firefighters Monday morning.

The college provided funds to buy the plates that go in the vests. The Regional Trauma Advisory Council helped pay for the rest.

The vests protect EMS crews who respond to an active shooter or other emergency incident.

The vests are bullet-resistant and can hold emergency equipment, such as scissors, gauze and tape.

The EMS crew will put the vests into service this week. The fire department has eight of them.

The vests are costly for smaller departments, like Bellevue, to purchase. They rely on donations.



 
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