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Active Shooter Training in Florida Goes on Without Ballistic Protection for Hillsborough County Paramedics

Hillsborough County, Fla. (WFLA) – It looked real. 16 first responder agencies swarmed Pizzo Elementary School, training together to deal with a simulated active shooter situation. 

Law enforcement wore ballistic protection, Hillsborough paramedics did not. “It was and is never our intent to send any type of medical personnel into any type of scene where there is a threat,” Sheriff Chronister explained.

A powerpoint presentation about this plan obtained by 8 On Your Side states, “Hillsborough Fire Rescue personnel will not have ballistic protection.” MORE