During a recent County Council session the Sussex County Council presented Sussex County EMS with a proclamation recognizing 25 years of outstanding and dedicated service. County Administrator Todd Lawson read the proclamation as Council President Mike Vincent

presented the proclamation to SCEMS Director Bob Stuart. Current and past members of SCEMS were on hand for the presentation.

SCEMS went into service January 15, 1991, when then-Council President Dale Dukes placed them in service over the radio. SCEMS started with a single response unit and 12 employees and has grown to 11 response units and 110 employees. SCEMS’ growth is directly linked to the increase of population and call volume responding to approximately 3,700 calls the first year to in excess of 18,000 today. SCEMS looks forward to providing timely progressive care to the residents and visitors of Sussex County and stands by its motto of Caring People, Quality Service.

SCEMS will kick off this year’s EMS week with a 25th Anniversary celebration weekend May 13 through 15, 2016. Follow Sussex County EMS on Facebook for photos, stories, and equipment from the past and

further updates regarding the celebration weekend.

– Submitted by Glenn Marshall, SCEMS