The fire extinguisher is not just for show
you know what? that is a fair point. most cops don't wear job shirts, that's more of a firefighter thing. BDUs are more of a military thing. If you are carrying a gun of taser in a concealed manner, where it isn't visible, then your concern about looking like a cop goes away right?If you don't want to be mistaken for a cop, no. The more you look like a cop, the more likely you are to be mistaken for one. If an EDP sees someone coming up in a vehicle with flashing lights, wearing BDUs, boots, and a job shirt, and carrying a gun or a taser, they're gonna think your a cop.
Cops wear Ansi vests all the time, and they keep their gun on them; have you ever seen them directing traffic? Firefighters will be the ones who are wearing turnout gear, not EMS personnel (EMS personnel typically don't wear turnout gear on "routine" EMS calls).Meanwhile, if we come carrying medical gear or wearing an ANSI vest or turnout gear, no one is gonna think you're a cop
I honestly think your belief that you look like a cop is more on your head than in the head of an EDP.