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Week of May 20, 2019

When it comes to understanding body armor there can be confusion over which type of body armor protects against which type of ammunition.  Understanding the NIJ 0101.06 armor protection levels is clearly explained.  The term "Bullet Proof" is a widely used term that is inaccurate and paints a picture that it cannot be penetrated.  Any body armor has the potential to be penetrated.  There are various levels of protection that must be adhered to in the law enforcement world.  The (Justice Technology Information Center) JTIC Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels is a snapshot of the projectile threats and classification of body armor related to these threats.  Here is NIJ complete info on Body Armor


Fire Extinguisher Hazardous Materials Charge



Hazardous Materials Charge - Required by USDOT When Shipping Fire Extinguishers

Must be Included on Carbon Dioxide and Halotron Fire Extinguisher Orders - Even if Only Purchasing a Quantity of One (1)



Hazardous Materials Charge is Based on Weight of Shipment:
    » Up to 70 Pounds of Fire Extinguishers in One Box = One Hazardous Material Charge of $27.50

Extinguisher Weight = Fire Extinguisher + Extinguishing Material
    » Example: (Approximately)
          »  2.5 lb. Fire Extinguisher + 2.5 lbs. of Extinguishing Fluid in the Extinguisher = 5 lb. Shipment

The Schedule Below Shows the Approximate Amount of Fire Extinguishers Purchased and the Charge That You Will Pay for the Required Hazardous Materials Charge.
    » Example: One (1) 2.5 lb. Fire Extinguisher                 ($27.50 for this box)



  • Approximately Twelve (12) 2.5 lb. Fire Extinguishers      ($27.50 for this box)
  • Approximately Six (6) 5 lb. Fire Extinguishers     ($27.50 for this box)
  • Approximately Three (3) 10 lb. Fire Extinguishers     ($27.50 for this box)
  • Approximately Two (2) 20 lb. Fire Extinguishers     ($27.50 for this box)

* Keep in mind that when shipping these types of fire extinguishers, it is required by law that a hazardous materials charge is assessed if the fire extinguishers are shipped by UPS.  If the quantity of the order is large enough to be shipped by truck, then the hazardous charge can be waved.  Please contact us for more information.
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