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CENTRAL LAKE, Mich., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance protective solutions for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement markets, Department of Defense and First Responders, will showcase its latest advancements in ballistic vests, carriers, helmets, and accessories at the 2019 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International). The show runs from April 8-13 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and Armor Express will be exhibiting its offerings at Booth #10026.
“We look forward to this year’s FDIC Conference and engaging with attendees on the important issues, including developments in active shooter preparation and ballistic protection, as underpinned by the NIJ-0101.06 and NFPA 3000 Standards,” said Frank Flores, Director of Fire and EMS at Armor Express. “Our latest solutions demonstrate Armor Express’ commitment to our nation’s First Responders. From the Hardcore FE carrier that works as a seat assignment vest, to the AEX35 ballistic helmet’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ design and the lightweight Triton Level III standalone rifle plate with extended warranty, these are prime examples of how we continue to innovate and support the specific needs of Fire/EMS departments.”
Today’s first responders must prepare to handle a ‘warm zone’ quickly turning into a ‘hot’ one, as more dynamic active shooter incidents occur. To do so requires ballistic protection. The NFPA 3000 stipulates that ballistic armor must be rated to Level IIIA, which protects against the largest handguns according to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The armor must also be NIJ-certified and on the NIJ-compliant products list. Additionally, the vest must identify the jurisdiction’s name or the responder’s role. The NFPA Standard further recommends departments employ a ballistic helmet, among other equipment.
Visitors to the Armor Express booth (10026) will have an upfront view of the Company’s ground-breaking, NFPA- and NIJ-compliant solutions, including the:
To see more body armor innovations for Fire/EMS, visit www.armorexpress.com/professions/fire.
About Armor Express
Armor Express is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor systems and related protective solutions. Founded in 2005, the Company has grown to become one of the largest providers of soft and hard armor products and accessories, serving the Federal and Domestic Law Enforcement market, the Department of Defense, First Responders, and America’s allies around the world. In 2018, the Company merged with KDH Defense Systems, further expanding its portfolio and customer reach, while enhancing its manufacturing footprint and supply chain relationships. Through these partnerships with technology innovators and the Company’s unwavering commitment to advance research & development, customers benefit from state-of-the-art protective solutions and best-in-class service. For more information, please visit www.armorexpress.com.
GW Communications (for Armor Express)
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