Coming on board with Roco in August of 2021 as a CSRT crew member, Chris Warrick was named our Medical Program Manager in July 2022. In this new position, Chris will oversee our medical protocols, procedures, equipment, and education alongside our medical director. He worked in CSRT part-time while teaching full-time at The National EMS Academy (Acadian Ambulance), this evolved into teaching medical courses and working in rescue full-time at Roco.
Chris worked the street as a paramedic for 3 years, then 3 years as a full-time paramedic instructor. He was the section leader for “Cardiology” as well as “Anatomy and Physiology,” and “EMS Operations” at various times. Chris holds an AAS in Paramedicine from South Louisiana Community College and is also certified to teach BLS and ACLS through the American Heart Association. He is also a licensed EMS educator in Louisiana. Chris has responded with the Acadian Strike teams to hurricanes: Harvey, Michael, Laura, Delta, and Ida.
When asked about Roco’s Mission, Chris said, “Roco Rescue is a company of leaders. You’ve got folks from every first responder background and every military branch joining forces with the same goal in mind. Humble, cohesive, and driven, the people here have the empathy and maturity to lead. It goes back to Roco’s Mission…To take care of the people who take care of people.”
Chris is originally from Pittsburg, Texas, home of Pittsburg Hot Links and Pilgrims Chicken, where his aunt owns the restaurant, and his dad owns the packing plant. He is currently living in Alexandria, Louisiana and outside of work, he enjoys fishing, hunting, playing basketball, and spending time with family. His wife of 12 years is a nurse, and they have a 1-year-old son and another baby on the way.