Skip to comments.Portland firefighters may receive bulletproof vests
Posted on 09/28/2021 3:00:39 PM PDT by NoLibZone
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The city’s fire fighters could soon be wearing bulletproof vests.
The local firefighter’s union said its members now encounter more and more threats when they respond to emergencies. Officials said firefighters have even been attacked and hurt at the scene.
The plan to get bulletproof vests has been in the works for years, according to the union, and they’re needed now more than ever.
“We have to be prepared for any and all threats,” said Vice President Isaac McLennan of Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43. “We want to be there for the public — we have to protect ourselves in order to protect the public.”
He added that firefighters will still wait for Portland police to secure an active scene before they move in.
My son is an EMT in a shit-hole democratic city near me - he often has to wear a bullet proof vest to.
Yep, the people that are showing up to save your useless lives have to wear a bullet-proof vest - thanks democrats.
Glad to hear firefighters now get to wear even more gear. Have you ever worn a ballistics vest? Raises your internal temp quite a bit.
I say nuke Salem from orbit. It’s the only way to make sure. /s
Its Portand, why respond at all?
There are a lot of locations worldwide that need “correction” in order to fix what ails this planet.
For protection from the "I Vas Onlik Followink Ordahs" cops.
Nothing like working in a Democrat Paradise, is there?
if you are a firefighter or an EMT and you are wearing bullet proof vests to do your job, you are in a war zone and you need to leave, pronto
“Peaceful Antifa” shows the world what. real fascist group looks like. It looks just like them
I know EMTs and paramedics who have been threatened if the patient dies, particularly if the patient is a friend or relative of a gang member.
I responded with my dozer to a trailer park fire and we had to leave because the people there were threatening. They did not understand that no one is going to try to extinguish a fully engulfed trailer, nor is it possible for anyone to go into it and that the only line of defense was to prevent its spreading. They simply dropped/disconnected hoses and left until more law enforcement arrived.
There are some towns that have been devastated by wildfires that firefighters cannot go the the local store in uniform as they are harassed and threatened for not saving the town.
That’s what happens when you let feral animals roam wild
for a year and a half.
When we go on fires, at the briefings we are warned about potential hazards, damaged roads, bridges, power lines, fuel/chemical storage/factories, etc. On one fire we were told that the hazards were the inhabitants.
Why not just send social workers to protect the firemen?
If it weren’t for all those white supremacist Trump voters, they wouldn’t have to wear bullet proof vests! The FBI says so, for anyone who can read between the lines.
Get rid of them once and for all, and Nirvana!
It all started at the initial flashpoint of Florence and Normandie in South Central LA while a dozen or so crazies were looting one liquor store on the corner. I just happened upon it while channel surfing and was amazed the LAPD withdrew from such a small incident. If they had moved in with over-powering force (SWAT?), Los Angeles wouldn't have burned for 6 days.
THE only good cloud lining was that the Korean defenders were not prosecuted.
Things must not be going well for the Portland Socialists. You bought it, voted for it, now live with it.
Just add more weight to their turnout gear. I wonder how many will refuse it for that reason?
There is zero political will to pacify Portland. Fine. Build a containment wall around it. Permit no one to leave the city.
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