Matthew David Garvey

FDNY. Served at Engine 212, Ladder 136, Engine 83 and Squad #1 from February 1999. He was an instructor at the NYC Fire Academy Rescue School.

Matthew was a gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve assigned to Alpha Company, 6th Communication Battillion in Amityville. He was qualified as a radio chief and served as the operations officer for the unit.

Garvey spent more than 10 years on active duty and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War, where he received numerous awards. He also earned the Navy Marine Corps parachutist insignia, and was certified as a jump master.

Garvey is survived by his mother, Frances, and brother and sister-in-law, Christopher and Donna.