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Honoring our Profession and how our Heroes served

WI EMS Honor Guard

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Presently, very few Emergency Medical Services have an established honor guard to represent fallen comrades. The purpose of the WI EMS Honor Guard Association is to ensure that each EMS provider, in the event of a Line of Duty Death (LODD), is provided with a dignified funeral service. The duty of the Honor Guard is to provide assistance and support for ambulance services, families, co-workers, communities, and local funeral directors. A LODD is a trying time for all involved.

The WI EMS Honor Guard can provide these services to fallen EMS comrades: Assistance in funeral planning, Providing information on LODD benefits for the families, Provide the United States Casket flag,  furnish a color guard with flags honor guard for honorary pallbearers, casket guards, bugler for TAPS,  serve as ushers, and to provide uniformed door attendants,  Provide a CISD certified Chaplin.

The honor guard started with several units across Wisconsin. Since then we have formed districts to help provide coverage across the state and may operate as one coordinated unit in the state for the coverage required.

Any person of good moral character who is or has been a licensed member of a Wisconsin ambulance service is eligible for membership. Normally you participate in the nearest district for less travel. We do have a state-wide training that requires attendance.

​Each District has a director who participates on the State Board of Directors which provides guidelines so all operate similarly and under the same training, We are all volunteers, and there is no fee for our services. We accept donations to fund equipment, uniforms, and travel. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization looking for state-wide sponsors.


We offer three levels of Service for fallen EMS Providers in Wisconsin.

Line of Duty Death

Active Duty Death

Non Active Duty Death

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Find information related to benefits, grief, mourning band procedures, flag etiquette, bereavement dress uniform program, code green for first responders, and more.


In Memory

We recognize fallen EMS providers who sacrificed their lives in the

line of duty .


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