The Sussex County Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard was formed in 2001. Since its formation, the Honor Guard has grown from 2 to 8 members. The Honor Guard participates in community events and parades, including presentation of the colors at the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball games during EMS week. In addition, the Honor Guard has assisted fire and EMS departments in the area with funerals for fallen brothers and sisters. The SCEMS Honor Guard has participated in the National EMS Memorial Service in Roanoke, Virginia since 2002. The Honor Guard is dedicated to providing high quality ceremonial support to Sussex County EMS, assistance to other emergency services that may require our support, and service to Sussex County Government and the community.
The mission of the Honor Guard is to represent Sussex County Emergency Medical Services as a highly disciplined team serving with honor, pride, respect, and dignity at ceremonial functions, funeral services, and community events, and to provide comfort and compassion for the survivors, friends and colleagues of deceased emergency services personnel.