You could check a "John Russell" as well. He is listed as his brother, also in the same EMS classes and apparently also in the CF. Maybe an older brother where he is getting kit from???
Looking at the group photo of blue uniforms, two men standing on the right are identified as Wade and John.
They are not T-EMS uniforms. That is not our shoulder badge. In addition to the badge, Toronto Paramedics wear epaulettes with a silver stripe and the word "Paramedic".
They are likely college students. My guess is Humber College, a T-EMS "farm team".
To the department, unauthorized access to our uniforms is a security issue.
It's also a matter of public liability.
I believe they are much less concerned about the "walting" aspect of it.
From the SOP's, "In the normal course of duties, the Toronto EMS uniform affords staff unchallenged access to many restricted areas. During this time of heightened worldwide security, it is incumbent upon
us to prevent unauthorized access to our uniform."