The First Responder
The Armor Made With Firefighters In Mind
The First Responder is the complete solution for all emergency responders. The First Responder is designed by EMS / Fire Rescue personnel FOREMS / Fire Rescue personnel. Our vest provides the same level of threat protection as that used by Law Enforcement, but WITHOUT the look of a Law Enforcement vest. It was designed around Bunker / Turnout gear that is worn everyday by Fire-Rescue personnel. Fire Rescue and EMS personnel can now be seen as a Medical Response versus a Law Enforcement response. This will also eliminate any confusion while working in the warm zones.
Ballistic Gear For Rescue
The carrier is very comfortable and designed as a one size fits most. This will alleviate the need to make sure each individual has their own sized vest. When worn in conjunction with our NIJ certified level II or IIIA soft armor panels, this the perfect vest for dangerous domestic calls. By adding NIJ 0101.06 10” x 12” SAPI/ESAPI hard armor plates you have the perfect vest for the Active Shooter / Violent Incident Response. The First Responder Carrier has 70 square inches of reflective tape, to help with identification of personnel in low light situations.
The First Responder FAQ
What is the warranty policy for the First Responder?
Our First Responder Ballistic Panels are backed by a five-year limited warranty. The First Responder carrier is backed by a 24-month limited warranty against manufacturer defects.
Is the First Responder Soft Armor Certified?
First Responder Level IIIA is NIJ 0101.06 certified and we are listed on the NIJ CPL website - https://www.justnet.org/compliant/ballistic_cpl.html
What makes the First Responder Armor System different?
We ARE end-users. The First Responder was created and developed by firefighters, that are currently in the industry. Looking for a ballistic system that was easy to self-don, easily adjust and one that could “fit-the-seat” so not matter who was in the “seat”, they would have a properly sized and correct fitting vest. The First Responder is the perfect vest for dangerous domestic calls, patients that may become hostile or situations where first arriving personnel may have to operate with delayed law enforcement. The colors and design of the First Responder are based on Firefighter and EMS gear to help Firefighters and EMS personnel be recognized as a non-hostile/medical responders and "NOT" as law enforcement
What color options are available for the First Responder carrier?
The First Responder ballistic armor carrier comes in Coyote, Navy Blue, Black, Red and Yellow. The carrier is trimmed with either Yellow/Silver or Orange/Sliver reflective trim and comes with front and rear ID panels.
Who can purchase the First Responder?
Currently, we serve only public safety, Law Enforcement, Private Security and Military clientele. If you have a specific need or business opportunity that warrants consideration, please contact Fire Armor Ballistic Systems at [email protected].