2019 Star of Life
Paramedic Daniel Moriarty is originally from Roseburg, Oregon. He and his parents moved to Reno in 2010. Soon after, he began to take an EMT class. He married his wife, Marian, in 2017 and has an 8 month old daughter, Madelynn. Daniel enjoys fly fishing in the Reno-Tahoe area, hiking, playing drums and hanging out with family and friends.
Recently, Daniel was dispatched to care for a Priority 1 unconscious patient. Upon the crew’s arrived, the gentleman was laying in his bed, lethargic, pale, and diaphoretic. He soon began to suffer multiple syncopal episodes. The team was aware of the patient’s history of congestive heart failure, and quickly took his vitals and put him on the cardiac monitor. Daniel and his partner immediately applied the pads and paced his heart successfully throughout transport. When the patient arrived at the hospital, he received a pacemaker, and was eventually discharged with a positive overall outcome. Daniel recalls that, “This was one call where I believe seconds mattered, and we were within seconds of saving this patient’s life.”
Daniel is being recognized as a Nevada Star of Life due to his excellent patient care, outstanding teaching skills, and the positive attitude that he brings to this profession.