Lee County Commissioners approved body armor for Lee County Fire and EMS personnel.
Fire Chief David Forrester said they've had several emergencies in the past year where guns are involved.
"With the events that's been going on around the country in the past year, it's happening more and more to first responders,” Forrester said. “This would certainly protect them and could save their life."
Approximately $10,000 will be spent on the body armor. The money is coming from selling surplus properties that the County no longer has a use for.
Forrester said the department should have the body armors within the next four to six weeks.