The BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) Paramedic Honour Guard is a unique and well-trained team of paramedics who volunteer their time to march at ceremonial events throughout the province.
The first unit of its kind in British Columbia, the Paramedic Honour Guard program was established in the autumn of 1989 and includes members from all BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) ranks, classifications and operational areas. A single unit with contingents in each area of the province, the Paramedic Honour Guard also includes several retired BCAS members, two pipe majors, two pipers, a trumpeter and a chaplain.
Now boasting a province-wide compliment of over 50 dedicated members, the Paramedic Honour Guard is a fixture at a wide variety of events including Remembrance Day and Canada Day ceremonies, service awards, retirement dinners, weddings, memorial services and royal visits. It has become recognized both nationally and internationally as a symbol of the province and of the BCAS.
Above image provided courtesy of Deborah Price Photography.