OOB Fire Department purchases ballistic vests
OLD ORCHARD BEACH (WGME) – Firefighters wear all types of protective gear.
Now a Maine department will also be wearing a new piece of equipment, ballistic vests.
Old Orchard Beach Fire Department is purchasing more than a dozen new vests, worth about $24,000.
The vests are being paid for through a grant provided by national restaurant chain, "Firehouse Subs."
Officials say the vests protect firefighters against sharp weapons.