Company: Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp.
Location: Shoreham, New York, United States
Ryan McCarrick, Paramedic at Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency care.
In 2008, Mr. McCarrick became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and provided superior service in volunteer work at Rocky Point Fire Department in Shoreham, New York. Two years afterward, he passed the certification test for advanced EMT and became a critical care EMT. In 2017, he was licensed as a paramedic by the New York State Department of Health, a health care professional whose primary role is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. In that capacity, he has excelled with the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department and Bridgehampton and Wading River Fire Districts and has returned to the Rocky Point Fire Department as a paramedic and EMT. Since 2022, Mr. McCarrick has found success as a paramedic with Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp.
As a logistics specialist, Mr. McCarrick has provided urgent care-style house calls and in-home COVID-19 testing to the residents of the five boroughs of New York City and parts of Long Island and Westchester. He is certified in Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) by Suffolk County Emergency Medical Services; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) by the American Heart Association; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), BLS Instructor, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and Certified BLS Instructor by the American Heart Association; and a National Registered Paramedic (NRP) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
After coursework with Excelsior College from 2017 to 2018 and certification at Stony Brook University in paramedic and EMT work, Mr. McCarrick is pursuing a degree in public health with the Kent State University College of Public Health and is studying GIS (Geographic Information Systems/Science), information systems and cartography with Farmingdale State College in Long Island. Mr. McCormick has been the recipient of numerous civic honors including the Captain’s Award, EMT Award and Highest Response Rate Award, all from the Rocky Point Fire Department.
The terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, inspired his involvement in the healthcare industry. The fact that his father had been working at the New York Police Department for two years at the time amplified the impact of the event on him. After becoming eligible for EMT work at 18, he was determined to pursue a career that made a difference in helping people. Mr. McCarrick feels a great sense of accomplishment every time he saves people’s lives by performing CPR, as well as his work in New York City for one year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic: a house call paramedic job conducted through video-conferencing with the patients and the physician.
After completing his public health degree at Kent State University College of Public Health, Mr. McCarrick plans to advance into the public health field to help a much larger number of people. He believes that there is much to be accomplished in the field, including work pertaining to injury prevention and education.
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