Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipient Named

Congratulations to Bazetta Fire Department (Cortland, Ohio) Captain Brian Taylor on being selected to receive the 2013 “Emerging Leader” Scholarship. Brian will receive a $1,500 check and free registration to attend the VCOS Symposium in the Sun Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, November 7-10.

The annual scholarship award is endowed by The Gasaway Consulting Group.

“I am a big proponent of the concept of paying it forward,” notes GCG President (and webmaster for Situational Awareness Matters!) Richard B. Gasaway. “The VCOS and the Symposium in the Sun have played a very important role in my development as a chief officer. I am delighted to be able to give back to the VCOS and help a new chief attend this world-class conference.”

It’s time to PAY IT FORWARD

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of speakers, trainers and consultants earning their living from working with fire departments. You know who you are! It’s time to step up and give back by investing some of your earnings in the future leadership of the fire service. I challenge you to sponsor a scholarship to a conference of your choice. Don’t skimp. Make it a full-ride scholarship. Go on… Pay It Forward!

Past recipients of the Emerging Leader Scholarship include:

2012
Fire Chief Ryan Pierson of the Pitman (N.J.) Fire Department

2011
Fire Chief David DeRoller of the Sea Breeze (N.Y.) Fire District

2010
Fire Chief Scott F. Brewer of St. Tammany (La.) Parrish Fire District #9

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.
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One Response to Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipient Named

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for spending time in order to publish “Emerging Leader Scholarship Recipient Named | Situational Awareness Matters!
    ™Situational Awareness Matters!™”. Thanks yet again -Ollie

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