Daniel Robert Garvin
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Memorial Day

Started May 25, 2009 0 Replies


Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Feb 21, 2011. 10 Replies


Peace to all who enter here!!!

Profile Information

Type of Organization
EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
Job Function
EMT - Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
25 {EMS}
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Urgence Sante Montreal
Years With Department/Agency
25 years
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Canadian Armed Forces FD
My Training:
I am trained in PHTLS and ACLS. I have been a paramedic for over 25 years and am current with my training. I also worked as a firefighter in the Canadian Armed Forces for a few years before I got my discharge.
About Me:
I am married with two daughters and enjoy weight lifting, speed walking and patch collecting. I enjoy contacting other emergency related workers to arrange patch exchanges and talk about the difference in our systems. I am also involved with a Christian music group that tours Montreal and surrounding areas, we have recorded 3 CD's and are working on number 4!
Day Job:
This is my day job
Relationship Status:
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Even as a kid I loved the flashing lights, sound of sirens and the adrenalin rush of an emergency. I also get a great sense of worth when I can make a difference in someone's life for the good. There is a sense of gratitude for your life when you can make someone else's better. I love EMS and always will!!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It gives me great self-worth to help others in their time of need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Violence/ Personal safety/ Communicable diseases/ Lack of information/ PTS/ Proper Gear/

Why I love being a paramedic!

I was working the 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. shift and it was dragging. We got a call for respiratory distress...turned out to be bogus. The patient was not keen on being transported but I felt something was wierd...his color was off. I asked if he had any trouble urinating lately.....of course he denied any problems. I convinced him to come with us for a check-up just the same. During transport, the patient out of the blue say's "Are you still here"? Then he goes into full seizure mode! Next thing I know he ain't breathing! The monitor shows flat line....what the hell is going on? I hit him once and get a rythm back....shaky but a rythm just the same. I had to assist ventillations for the rest of the ride. At the E.R. we go straight to the Code Room. The E.R. doc takes over. I finish my paper work and go back to have a look-see. The patient is sitting up and asks for a glass of water! The E.R. doc says..."Hey, nice save...this patient hasn't urinated in over 72 hours...he was super hyperkalemic, another hour or so and he would have arrested in bed". Listen to those voices in your head! Unless they are saying...jump, jump!!

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At 10:36pm on October 31, 2013, Emmanuel Franche said…

Salut Dan,

As-tu des patches de caserne de Mtl pour échanger?

À bientôt!


At 9:46am on May 7, 2013, Arcadi Romera Pascuas said…

Ok Daniel, 

I send a message for you with my trade patches.

Best regards!


At 4:33pm on May 5, 2013, Arcadi Romera Pascuas said…

Hello friend,
I could not reply your message (I bounced back).
I would change patches with you but your email does not work.

At 4:29am on June 18, 2011, Otakar Lukac said…
Sure, thanks would love to exchange, send yours to:
Comandante Otakar Lukac
Bomberos 10
Belen 1027
Lima 1

Give me your shipping address, so to send you mine
Thanks and best regards
At 11:50am on May 9, 2011, Krzysztof "Gruby" Czerwinski said…
Hello from Poland,
It would be a great honour for me to swap patches with you.
My e-mail is fire.line.do.not.cross@gmail.com
Please let me know your postal address.
Greetings and stay safe,
At 5:03am on May 9, 2011, Henrik Rahe said…
Hi Daniel. I have the patches ready, exept one. Can´t find it. :-( Do you have scans of your patches for trade?
Write at: henrik.rahe@tdcadsl.dk
At 1:58pm on May 5, 2011, Henrik Rahe said…
Hi Daniel.
Thank you for the comment. I primary collect EMS-patches, but can offer fire, ems, police items as patches, caps and helmets.
Look at my homepage for patches for trade: www.henrikrahe.dk
Look forward to trade with you.
At 1:28am on April 6, 2011, Kasey said…
We don't have patches at dispatch...we only wear tshirts and jeans to work, and I can't remember if the director and asst director even have patches on their shirts haha. If we ever do get them I'll be sure to send one your way though!
Thats really exciting about the Honour Guard. I hope that all works out well for you!
I remember you were having problems with your back when we were talking before, has that gotten better?
At 2:56pm on March 31, 2011, Kasey said…
Things are going pretty good for me. I'm still working as a dispatcher for police/fire/ems, as well as working at Lifeway Christian part-time. I'm also volunteering with the local fire dept when I have time, and still the secretary there.
What about you? Any big changes since we talked last?
At 1:08am on March 31, 2011, Kasey said…
I was just looking back through my old comments and saw where we used to talk all the time...thought I'd say hello :)
Hope you're doing well.

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