Sacramento firefighter/paramedic Matt Barnick holds an extensive resume.
Born in Lompoc, California, he joined the Sacramento Fire Department in 2003 as a paramedic intern before being hired full-time two years later.
“It’s a very meaningful job to help people in hard times,” Barnick said.
In the last two decades, he’s not only been serving Sacramento residents as a firefighter/paramedic, but also plays one on television.
Barnick is passionate about education and television production and has worked as an actor and consultant on several television shows and Hollywood films.
His filmography includes shows like General Hospital, 13 Reasons Why, Station 19 and 9-1-1.
“These jobs are not impossible jobs,” he said. “They just take tenacity, hard work, training and a positive attitude.”
Over the years Barnick has also continued his education and holds a bachelor’s degree, five associate degrees and is working on his third master’s degree with hopes to start a doctoral program.
Watch Barnick’s story here, as part of the Sacramento Fire Department’s ongoing “I am Sacramento Fire” video series: