About Rich Gasaway

Richard B. Gasaway served 33 years on the front lines as a firefighter, EMT-Paramedic and fire chief. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree while studying how individuals, teams and organizations develop and maintain situational awareness and make decisions in high stress, high consequence, time compressed environments. Dr. Gasaway is widely considered to be one of the nation's leading authorities on first responder situational awareness and decision making. His material has been featured and referenced in more than 400 book chapters, research projects, journal articles, podcasts, webinars and videos. His research and passion to improve workplace safety through improved situational awareness is unrivaled. Dr. Gasaway's leadership and safety programs have been presented to more than 42,000 first responders, emergency managers, medical providers, military personnel, aviation employees, industrial workers and business leaders throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Episode 136 | Online Academy Q&A

Episode 136 | Online Academy Q&A

This special episode is dedicated to answering questions about the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy. Length: 24 minutes …

Episode 135 | Meta-awareness

Episode 135 | Meta-awareness

    In this episode, we discuss the importance of meta-awareness as a technique to help improve first responder safety. Length: 32 minutes …

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 4

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 4

Welcome to the fourth and final article in the We Must Stop The Insanity situational awareness series. In case you missed the previous three articles (which I …

Episode 134 | Assessing resources

Episode 134 | Assessing resources

  In this episode, we discuss the importance of setting operational strategy based on available resources and the impact of understaffing on situational …

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 3

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 3

Welcome to the third article in the four-part We Must Stop The Insanity situational awareness series. In case you missed the previous two articles (which I …

Episode 133 | The Devil’s Advocate

Episode 133 | The Devil’s Advocate

In this episode, we discuss the role of the devil’s advocate on emergency scenes and how the advocate can help when there is a flawed perception of reality. …

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 2

We Must Stop The Insanity: Part 2

Welcome to the second article in the four-part We Must Stop The Insanity situational awareness series. In Part 1, posted October 27, I talked about flawed …

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