Just curious about fire departments that have ballistic vests and helmets. My town was going to get that gear for the FD and ambulance (medical is separate from FD) after Sandy Hook happened. It has been years, the hype has died down, and now the town hall and especially the police chief don't want to provide it anymore. (side note - my FD does not get along great with the PD chief, unfortunately). We are thinking of doing fund raising to get the gear. Not enough for everyone, just 3 sets for the FD and 3 sets for the ambulance. We are going back and forth on how to do the fund raising - kind of odd to ask for that type of gear from the taxpayers due to the reason to get it... school shootings primarily. My understanding is that larger, city fire departments many times already have this gear. Anyone else in a small town, volunteer fire department who has this equipment? What was your experience in getting it?