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.

The comfortable routine of complacency

The comfortable routine of complacency

We all know we have habits. Some of them are good habits. And some of them are…well… not so good. The less often talked about cousin of a habit is …

Episode 112 | Predicting Outcomes

Episode 112 | Predicting Outcomes

          In this episode we discuss the process of predicting future outcomes – an important component in developing situational awareness. …

Radio Discipline

Radio Discipline

A frequent contributing factor in firefighter casualty incidents is too much radio traffic. This can have a significant impact on first responder situational …

Episode 110 | Live Events Q&A

Episode 110 | Live Events Q&A

          In this episode I share some of the more commonly asked questions that come up during live Situational Awareness events. Length: 51 minutes …

Leadership means… Leading!

Leadership means… Leading!

On November 24, 2011 I wrote an article here on Situational Awareness Matters titled Defensive Decision Making. In that article I made the following statement: …

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