The Bucks County Firefighter and EMS Memorial Honor Guard was founded in 2015 and is comprised of firefighters and emergency medical service providers from across Bucks County. These first responders demonstrate their dedication through pride, honor, and professionalism. Each member of the team gives freely of their own time to honor their fellow first responders who have served their communities to see that the highest honor is paid to our fallen brothers and sisters, and to their families.
The honor guard has been established to provide ceremonial support and assist in the planning of ceremonial activities and funerals for first responders. The emotional impact at such a time can be overwhelming. To have a resource available to use as a guide is a great relief to those involved in the planning and implementation of such an event. Our mission is to help our fellow first responders take care of their own and put the needs of families above all else.
Our honor guard will provide manpower, resources and guidance to any fire department or EMS agency affected by the death of a member. We also provide the training necessary to the affected agency to ensure that their ceremonial activities are crisp and rehearsed. The focus is to have the department honor its own.
Additionally, the honor guard will represent Bucks County and attend services and funerals of first responders from around the Delaware Valley and beyond. The honor guard participates in the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service, and the National EMS Memorial Service and the Bucks County Fallen Firefighter and EMS Memorial Service each year.