HP White Laboratory, Inc., an Intertek company and the world’s largest independent test laboratory of armor and ballistics, announces the launch of its proprietary Body Armor Performance Verification Program, designed to distinguish best-performing body armor products among National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Certified products. Products that are independently tested by HP White and meet the Program’s performance limits will be eligible to bear the HP White Verified Mark and Label. “Picking up where NIJ certified leaves off, HP White’s Verified Program gives manufacturers the ability to show purchasing officials, through independent verification, why a product is $200 safer, lighter, thinner – not just $200 more expensive ,” said Mike Parker, president, HP White. Read More
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. — In direct response to the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a Maryland armor manufacturer has developed a handheld white board for classrooms that can stop a bullet from a handgun fired at point-blank range. ”It’s something I don’t think any American can tolerate anymore, and we’re in a position to do something about it,” said George Tunis, CEO and chairman of Pocomoke City-based Hardwire. ”I was like — all right, let’s take everything we got, see what we can throw at this problem, figure out an innovative solution.” The 18-by-20-inch, 3.75-pound white boards are meant to… Read More
The Christmas Eve tragedy in Webster has other first responders thinking about their safety. Some are considering buying bullet proof vests to protect themselves if they arrive on scene before police. The Northeast Quadrant ALS is located on Ridge Road in Webster — and that’s where News10NBC met Ahmed Mustafa and Bob Meddaugh. Meddaugh was at the scene that awful day. Bob Meddaugh, President, Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support, said, “It was tense obviously. You knew the people involved. It was like a kick in the stomach for all of us and of course we still had the potential for an active shooter situation. So that was kind of in the back of your mind too until that was resolved.” Read More
HICKORY, N.C. — Hickory police said officers got into a shootout while serving a drug warrant at a home on 31st Street Court SE Monday night. One of the officers was shot in the chest and was saved by his bullet-proof vest. Investigators said a special operations team was attempting to serve a drug arrest warrant around 11:30 p.m. when someone started shooting. Officers took cover and returned fire. Read More
But just as quickly, the medic springs back up and moves to cover, pointing in the suspected direction of fire. The soldiers give chase and catch up to one of the insurgents, who has been injured in the pursuit.
The medic treats the insurgent’s wounds, saving his life. The medic’s own life is saved by the ceramic body armor plate he is wearing. Read More
ASHTABULA, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer may owe his life to the bullet proof vest he was wearing on Monday. The officer was shot while responding to a burglary call. He got into a confrontation with an armed suspect, who then shot the officer in the abdominal area. The bullet was stopped by the officer’s vest. Read More