More than 3,600 B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics and dispatchers sported a new look on Wednesday.
That was the first day they officially wore their new uniform: a navy blue shirt replaces their traditional white.
The new shirt won’t show stains as easily, allowing paramedics to present themselves in a professional manner with minimal maintenance. At the B.C. Ambulance Services Victoria branch, supervisor Brad Cameron and paramedic Christine Heatley said they liked the look and feel of the new shirts, though they are concerned about looking like other emergency service personnel such as police. The white shirt has been readily identifiable for 37 years. B.C. Ambulance has followed many provinces across Canada in adopting the darker uniforms and is one of the last to get the new look.