Member Profile: Tim Schnick
“The rewards [of volunteering] are so worth it. Hearing a patient or family say thanks or stop by after you have taken care of them makes all of the effort worth it.”
Tim Schnick began his journey in the Fire/EMS service in 1996 when he became an EMT working at a commercial ambulance service. At that time, Tim was also attending nursing school, as well as joining another volunteer fire department. Eventually, after following his prehospital roots and gaining more experience in the medical field, Tim ended up with his Paramedic Certification and Bachelors and Masters in Nursing. It was during this time in 2010 he joined Rittman Fire and EMS as a Paramedic.
“The Fire and EMS service had always been an interest of mine going back as long as I can remember. I wanted to be a part of helping others, especially in a time of need.”
As a Nurse Practitioner, Tim takes the valuable lessons he’s learned about working in a team at Rittman Fire and Rescue into the hospital. He urges anyone willing to help out their community, or people, in general, to consider volunteering in the Fire/EMS service. “Don’t be intimidated by the amount of education or training needed, the members of the department are a great resource for help,” Tim said.
Tim and his team members pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their patients. Join them at Rittman Fire and Rescue!