They have only been issued to Rescue Medics, and they are to be worn with USAR dark blue pants. On another note, if you look at the most recent class of probies you'll see there had indeed been a change in PPE with no more upper arm stripping. I'm unsure if the changes go beyond that, but changes have been made.Brooklynalex32 said:The EMS have the same thing
I'm quite sure that EMS have a different color turnout gear is strictly for easier identification in the field. Sure, helmet colors help but from a distance it's much easier to see the color of the turnout gear.fdny747 said:The new FDNY Turnout gear is now Lion. I have not see EMS wearing the SOC Coats yet if someone has a picture of them wearing them it would be cool to see. Also I am not sure why in FDNY they don't have EMS wearing black gear and maybe Orange helmets if you look at cities like Baltimore, DC, Chicago the EMS wears the same color gear as fire does just different color helmets and Chicago the have black helmets with star of life on them.