Member Spotlight: Timothy Schnick
Today’s personnel spotlight is Timothy Schnick. Tim began his Fire/EMS journey in 1996 working as an EMT for Hunter’s Ambulance Service in Connecticut. He was a volunteer firefighter at North Farms Fire Department in Wallingford, Connecticut. He then moved to Ohio and worked as a nurse in the ICU for many years. He also worked at Stark-Summit Ambulance on their MICU, and joined Metro Life Flight as a flight nurse for 10 years. In 2010 Tim joined the Rittman Fire Department as a Paramedic, and worked towards his Master’s Degree in Nursing. Today Tim works as a nurse practitioner fulltime in the ICU.
Tim, a big New York Met’s Fan, resides in Wadsworth with his wife of 20 years, Angie. He has 3 children: Michael, 28, Makayla, 25, and Abby, 19. The family has two cats: Tom and Jerry. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, biking and fly fishing.
Tim’s favorite part about being a part of the Rittman Fire Department is having the ability to work shifts with is recently graduated daughter, Abby, who was recently hired on the department as an EMT. “It’s been such a rewarding experience.”
He remembers a call in 2016 where he was part of a crew that was recognized by Akron Children’s Hospital for care that was given to a critically injured child. The patient made a full recovery. “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.”
Not all service calls are medical. He shares a memory of a welfare check where all was well with the patient, she was just lonely. Tim and his crew ended up having tea and cookies and spending some extra time with the lady. “The Fire and EMS service has always been an interest of mine going back as long as I can remember. I want to be a part of helping others, especially in a time of need.”
Tim and his team members pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their patients. Join them at Rittman Fire and Rescue!