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Chattanooga firefighters to be equipped with bullet proof vests

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga firefighters will soon be equipped with added protection when they respond to emergencies in dangerous environments.

The department just ordered more than 150 bullet proof vests for its personnel.

Officials say the added protection will be worn when responding to violence related calls, such as shooting or bomb threats.

The total cost for the vests was over 100-thousand dollars.

Officials say the money was taken from the operating budget.

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