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Union upset over Detroit Fire & Rescue responders now required to wear soft body armor

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Source: Detroit Fire Dept. Facebook

Detroit firefighters and paramedics will now be wearing soft body armor, and the local fire union president doesn’t seem to happy about it.

After years in the making, the new policy to up-armor all first responders was set into motion today, highlighting just how dangerous Detroit is.

Detroit Fire Fighters Association President Mike Nevin has mixed feelings about the matter. While they are important, he thinks his rescue workers shouldn’t need them.

“This is in response to the attacks on our medics and our firefighters and the fact that the city is that unsafe,” Nevin said. What’s next. Tasers and guns? Body Cams?”

Nevin believes that more police would be a more suitable solution to the problem.

According to WXYZ, firefighters will only wear the vests on medical calls, and will not enter burning buildings wearing Kevlar.

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