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EMTs Getting Body Armor in Peoria, Illinois

 

(Video WMBD-TV)

 

PEORIA, Ill. – EMTs are getting ballistic vets and helmets following recent mass shootings, according to reports.

The Peoria City County approved a budget amendment last night that gives the local fire and police departments $50,000 to purchase the body armor. EMS services are part of the fire department.

The equipment includes armor shields, rifle plate vests, and ballistic shields and helmets, WMBD-TV reports.

WEEK-TV reports the council approved the body armor purchase unanimously.