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ANTI-FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AND COOLING SYSTEMS IN TURNOUT GEAR

For security, military, and police personnel across the world, rifle-fire is one of the biggest threats they face in extreme situations. While a vast range of body armor is available to protect against lower-velocity handguns, defending against rifles requires a tougher solution. With bullet proof vests separated into five levels (by both the UK's Home Office Scientific Development Branch and the USA's National Institute of Justice), only those at levels III and IV (the highest two) offer reliable resistance against high-velocity rifle rounds...

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INNOVATIONS: CONCEALABLE RIFLE PROTECTIVE BULLET PROOF VESTS

For security, military, and police personnel across the world, rifle-fire is one of the biggest threats they face in extreme situations. While a vast range of body armor is available to protect against lower-velocity handguns, defending against rifles requires a tougher solution. With bullet proof vests separated into five levels (by both the UK's Home Office Scientific Development Branch and the USA's National Institute of Justice), only those...

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SECURE PROTECTION FOR TODAY'S SHERIFFS: A GUIDE TO BODY ARMOR

SECURE PROTECTION FOR TODAY'S SHERIFFS: A GUIDE TO BODY ARMOR

For 48 of the 50 states, the county sheriff is a highly-valued, traditional figure of law enforcement. Depending on the sheriff's county, they may find themselves heading just one or two team-members (such as in rural locations, which feature more sparse populations), or they could operate in a busy department with a large roster of officers. Obviously, a sheriff in an urban area such as Los Angeles or Chicago is likely to face a higher number of...

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JOURNALISM AND REPORTS FROM HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

JOURNALISM AND REPORTS FROM HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

It is the nature of Journalism that some will choose to work from incredibly dangerous locations. It is important that we continue to facilitate the travel to and work from these locations, as reporters working in dangerous locations give us insights into the events occurring around the world. Reporting from these locations is very brave and is important in order to raise awareness among the public of things happening in other countries. However,...

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PROTECTION & ANTI-PIRACY TECHNIQUES IN SHIPPING

PROTECTION & ANTI-PIRACY TECHNIQUES IN SHIPPING

The impact of Piracy is great, and cannot be denied; the economic cost is incredibly high, but the damage done to human life is incalculable. It is very difficult to ascertain the specific costs of Piracy, but fortunately there are a number of methods available to help combat and deter Piracy. This comes as Piracy continues to thrive, and attacks and kidnappings see a marked rise. It is understandable therefore why crews and vessels continue to i...

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FIREFIGHTERS AND BODY ARMOR: A LOOK AT PROTECTION LEVELS

FIREFIGHTERS AND BODY ARMOR: A LOOK AT PROTECTION LEVELS

Firefighters undoubtedly work in very difficult and dangerous environments, and are already outfitted with incredibly protective equipment. However, they are also increasingly called to deal with difficult circumstances of a different kind, with far too many incidents reported of Firefighters being attacked and subjected to violence. There are already some Firefighters choosing to equip themselves with body armor, and even some departments that h...

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THE BENEFITS OF COVERT AND OVERT ARMOUR FOR CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY

THE BENEFITS OF COVERT AND OVERT ARMOUR FOR CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY

Close protection security is a demanding job that requires the Operative to provide a wide range of services for a wide range of clients. Close Protection Operatives will understand that the most important part of the role is preparation, and understanding the potential situations you will find yourself in can make a huge difference. A Security Operative cannot guarantee the protection of his or her client if they cannot guarantee their own prote...

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UNDERSTANDING BODY ARMOR: A GUIDE FOR SECURITY PERSONNEL

UNDERSTANDING BODY ARMOR: A GUIDE FOR SECURITY PERSONNEL

Security Personnel have to ensure their own safety before they can hope to protect anyone else. Body armor and other forms of protective clothing are vital pieces of equipment for these men and women because of the dangers inherent to their occupation. However, a bullet proof vest, for example, can offer a number of benefits that many are not aware of. It is far easier than ever before to equip yourself with body armor, yet there are still a numb...

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TOP TEN TIPS FOR CARING AND MAINTAINING YOUR BODY ARMOR

TOP TEN TIPS FOR CARING AND MAINTAINING YOUR BODY ARMOR

The effectiveness and protection level of body armor is subject to how well it is maintained. How you use it is also critical to its durability. The maintenance of body armor involves aspects such as cleaning, assembling and storing. You need to know how to appropriately carry out each of these activities, to ensure your body armor lasts long. Let’s explore the top ten tips you could use to keep your body armor in top-notch condition for long. Th...

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IS BODY ARMOR TRULY COMING FOR FIRE SERVICES?

IS BODY ARMOR TRULY COMING FOR FIRE SERVICES?

Fire personnel faces a variety of threats on a daily basis. The need for body armor is in part from the changing role and operations of fire personnel during and after an active shooter/multiple casualty industrial incident has been changing for several years. The Fire Services Department Operational Considerations and Guide for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents describes incorporating tactical medicine into active shooter events ...

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FURTHER ANALYSIS BY THE MILITARY INTO BODY ARMOR ADVANCEMENTS

FURTHER ANALYSIS BY THE MILITARY INTO BODY ARMOR ADVANCEMENTS

Military members have a very difficult and dangerous job. They have to go into the line of battle and need to be sure that they have the best protection possible. Many advancements have been made when it comes to the body armor that the military uses, but a call for more improvements to be made arose recently.More Agility While Wearing Military Body Armor. The military has requested for manufacturers to attempt to create body armor that is ev...

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LAW ENFORCEMENT DEATH FIGURES DOWN FROM PREVIOUS YEAR

LAW ENFORCEMENT DEATH FIGURES DOWN FROM PREVIOUS YEAR

Wondering if the modern body armor used by our national police force is actually making a difference? Statistics from this past year show that the number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed on duty has made a drastic decline. Policing experts report that this is the result of more law enforcers wearing body armor while on active duty. And this goes for law enforcement professionals on all levels in the United States...

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THINNEST LIGHTWEIGHT BODY ARMOR LEADS TO LOWER QUALITY PROTECTION

THINNEST LIGHTWEIGHT BODY ARMOR LEADS TO LOWER QUALITY PROTECTION

N.I. Teijin Shoji, Inc. is an ambitious company that sells compound textiles of synthetic fibers for women clothing to apparel companies, as well as for interior applications to converters in the United States. The company also offers sheet sets of woven materials for heat-resistant clothing, including bullet resistant materials. In recent time, they have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve serious accusations under the False Claims Act in conn...

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DO FIREFIGHTERS NEED BULLET PROOF VESTS WHILE ON DUTY?

DO FIREFIGHTERS NEED BULLET PROOF VESTS WHILE ON DUTY?

For security, military, and police personnel across the world, rifle-fire is one of the biggest threats they face in extreme situations. While a vast range of body armor is available to protect against lower-velocity handguns, defending against rifles requires a tougher solution. With bullet proof vests separated into five levels (by both the UK's Home Office Scientific Development Branch and the USA's National Institute of Justice), only those...

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SPACE SHIELD MODEL CAN HELP WITH BALLISTIC FABRIC TESTING?

SPACE SHIELD MODEL CAN HELP WITH BALLISTIC FABRIC TESTING?

Protective clothing and turnout gear actually have a number of similarities in terms of purpose, design and development. Naturally, body armor and turnout gear are both protective clothing items, and serve to keep the wearer safe from whatever threats they will be facing in their environment. However, the similarities run far deeper than most realize. The threats facing both Firefighters and people who require body armor, like the Police, are ver...

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