With the number of random shootings and gun related crimes the United States has been experiencing in recent years, bulletproof vests have seen sharp increases in sales. When disaster strikes, people react accordingly, and more professionals other than military personnel and law enforcement officers are considering the benefits of a robust bulletproof vest.
It should go without saying that those whose duty it is to guard a location from criminal elements will need protection. A security officer guarding a high value target or individual puts his life on the line every time he shows up to work. Many security companies require their officers to purchase their own vests and equipment, and we at BulletSafe believe that these professionals should be able to have access to effective, durable body armor without breaking the bank, which is one of the reasons why BulletSafe VP3 vests are priced at just $299.99.
Paramedics and medical professionals can sometimes find themselves caring for violent or belligerent patients under the influence of mind-altering drugs. These people, without full control over their own actions, will many times attempt to attack the very people who are trying to help them. EMTs are at 22 times greater risk of being attacked on the job than other workers in the United States, according to a report by the CDC. Glass bottles, knives, and improvised weapons are the most common implements used against paramedics. While BulletSafe’s VP3 is not rated specifically for sharp objects such as these, they have been known to provide exceptional melee protection.
Schools seem to be at the forefront of the school shooting epidemic. Several school districts, primarily those in the American South, have come up with the common sense solution of simply arming and training teachers to serve as a deterrent to potential school shooters, but in districts where this practice is specifically and vigorously forbidden, it is up to the teachers to find another way to protect their students. A bulletproof vest doesn’t have to be solely for the teacher’s personal protection. By removing the vest and bracing it against a door or window with the proper barricade technique (see below), a teacher can create a good bulletproof barrier capable of stopping the most common pistol rounds ranging from 9mm to .44 magnum.
A proper barricade uses structural integrity and not the weight of objects to prevent intruders from opening the door.
CPS (Child Protective Services) agents may require bulletproof vests for work due to the inherent risks associated with their role. Working in communities with high crime rates or volatile situations, agents may encounter hostility and danger while investigating cases of child abuse or domestic violence. The unpredictable nature of their work, coupled with the emotional intensity of situations such as child removals or involvement in drug-related or gang-related cases, increases the potential for confrontations and violence. While not all CPS agents wear bulletproof vests as a standard practice, it would be beneficial to use bulletproof vests to ensure the safety of agents as they fulfill their crucial mission of safeguarding the welfare of children.
Individuals who work in public venues are well aware that there are always a few guests who exhibit a lack of common sense. Shooting ranges mix the element of danger with the unpredictable behavior of the public. Not everyone who wants to shoot possesses the necessary skills to handle firearms safely, placing range officers at risk of negligent discharges or encounters with shooters who struggle to adhere to basic safety regulations. For range officers, the use of body armor can offer peace of mind, allowing them to prioritize their safety while also ensuring the overall safety of everyone present on the range.
Professionals in the banking sector may require bulletproof vests due to the inherent risk of armed robberies or intrusions targeting the valuable assets housed within financial institutions. The visibility of such protective gear serves as a deterrent and provides a layer of defense in unpredictable situations, safeguarding bank workers who may be at risk of injury during criminal incidents. The use of bulletproof vests is part of a broader strategy for emergency preparedness, ensuring that employees have a measure of protection against potential violence.
Professionals in various dangerous occupations, including those in the banking sector, can benefit from the use of armor as a precautionary measure. Whether in law enforcement, security, or other high-risk fields, the provision of protective gear helps mitigate the potential harm individuals may face while carrying out their duties. By prioritizing safety through the use of armor, employers can contribute to the overall well-being of their workforce in environments where the threat of violence is a persistent concern.