We Will Never Forget

Greg Garnand

Greg lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma on 08 August, 2017 at the age of 27. He was a newlywed, and leaves behind his wife Mary, 3 dogs, his parents, siblings and other family members.

Greg packed a lot of life into those 27 years and left a legacy of helping others. He was always the first one to volunteer anytime anyone needed help – never looking for thanks or recognition; he just really liked helping people!

Greg’s love for people showed in his professional life too. He was a talented firefighter/paramedic for the town of Richmond, Illinois. Greg also loved working on computers, and was always happy to assist anyone who asked. Greg and Mary fostered rescue dogs and adopted a few rescues of their own. There was never a mean word out of his mouth. Greg also loved to ride his motorcycle. He was involved with EMS RoadDocs, a nonprofit motorcycle organization that helps others.

Greg fought cancer with everything he had, that included a hip replacement, leg amputation, many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. In the end, the disease was too much. He never once complained or asked “why me?”. Instead, he was grateful for his friends and the support he had.

Greg’s candle burned out on 08 August, 2017, but his legacy of love and giving will shine on forever!

 

Matt "Bull" Griffin

10/15/2015

 

Matt "Bull" Griffin was one of the first members of the Texas chapter he was pronounced dead just after 8am this morning after being involved in a collision with another vehicle. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers. RIP Brother

 

 

Matt “Bull” Griffin – Pathfinder

EMT-P/Firefighter

Born in Lamar Colorado, during a brief stint when my parents lost their minds and thought it might be a good idea to live someplace other than Texas. Deep Texas roots brought us back by the time I was 5, and I’ve lived here ever since. I’m close to my parents, sister and brother (in-law). I’ve also been blessed with 2 nieces that I love more than life itself. I started my career as a volunteer firefighter with Lockhart FD in 1992. Went to fire school A&M becoming a certified firefighter/EMT in 1995. I worked for AMR, first in Austin in 1998, then transferring to a 911 truck in Bexar Co. in 2006. I went to school for Paramedic at BLVD Spring Branch, becoming a Paramedic in 2008. I took a job with Galveston EMS just after Hurricane Ike where i worked for 4 years. During my time on the coast, I also volunteered with the Crystal beach FD, serving for 2 years as Asst. Fire Chief. I’ve worked for Gonzales Co. EMS since 2013.

Funeral Services

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 2:00 pm
Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul St., Gonzales, Texas, 78629

Reception to follow service. More information will be forthcoming.

If you would like to assist with managing some parts of the funeral service, parking and personnel movement, or especially Honor Guard personnel please contact:
Eric Whiteman

(210) 410-0082
eric.whiteman@austintexas.gov

     

On October 15th, 2015 one of our original members of the Texas Chapter was tragically killed in the line of duty. Matthew “BULL” Griffin was an outstanding Paramedic and Firefighter and was also the perfect choice for our pathfinder as he lead the way in many things in his life. Not only our rides within the club but also had an impact on many others with his ability to educate and train those new and old to EMS. It is with great pleasure we present to you the Matthew Griffin Scholarship Fund Memorial T shirt to honor a great man and what he stood for.

The yellow and black represent his love for those colors and the chosen colors for his motorcycle.

The slogan “Ride on Brother we’ve got it from here” encompassed by our founder in announcing the Scholarship Fund during his service as we said goodbye to our fallen Brother.

The subdued Texas flag on the left sleeve represents Bull’s pride of being raised in Texas, and this also matches the flag he wore on his Vest.

On the front is a simple Star of Life with his name through the traditional black bar displayed in honor of those fallen within our industry.

His Paramedic Unit Number #859 displayed below with RFFR (Roaddocs Forever, Forever Roaddocs) above the Star of Life to represent the club he loved.

100% of proceeds of this shirt will go into the Scholarship Fund to help those who want a career in EMS and also further education for those already in this line of work and continue his legacy.

“Ride on Brother, we’ve got it from here”

 Donald "Duck" Moore

Town Of Paoli Mourns Death Of Volunteer Fire Chief

 

PAOLI, Oklahoma -

The town of Paoli is in mourning after a popular volunteer fire chief died in a motorcycle accident. 

Donald "Duck" Moore, 39, died early Tuesday.  The OHP says Moore was riding his motorcycle north on I-35 at the Kimberlin Road exit, near Pauls Valley. 

Last month, Moore was instrumental in rural Cleveland County's fight to stave off raging wildfires. 

"The sign of a great leader is he's always been such a selfless person," said Paul Moore, "Duck's" brother.

Donald Moore leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old daughter.  His funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday in Paoli.

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