Firefighters Receive Bulletproof Vests For Republican Convention

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Firefighters in Cleveland have received bulletproof vests they asked for ahead of the Republican National Convention, but union officials say it’s too little and too late.

Firefighters received 100 vests more than two weeks ahead of the convention. But firefighters union president Tim Corcoran says they’ve been trying to get the vests for more than a year and he’s not happy with the response.

Corcoran says the convention is important, but he’s more worried about the “other 360 days of the year.”

There will be 250 firefighters on the street during the convention and he says the number of vests isn’t enough.

A city spokesman says the city will buy enough vests for every firefighter who rides in a truck after the convention.