Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, CSP is widely considered a trusted authority on human factors, situational awareness and the high-risk decision making processes used in high-stress, high consequence work environments.
He served 33 years on the front lines as a firefighter, EMT-Paramedic, company officer, training officer, fire chief and emergency incident commander. His doctoral research included the study of cognitive neuroscience to understand how human factors flaw situational awareness and impact high-risk decision making.
Dr. Gasaway has authored 6 books and his contributions on situational awareness and decision making have been featured and referenced in more than 400 publications.
He has consulted on situational awareness and high-risk decision making worldwide and his training programs have been delivered to more than 67,000 attendees.
Federal government clients have included NASA, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Defense and every branch of the armed forces including the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
Corporate consulting and training clients have included Exxon/Mobil, Syncrude Oil Refinery, Nuclear Fuel Services, Georgia Pacific, Babcock & Wilcox, SGL Carbon and Eagle Materials Corporation.
More than 500 public safety agencies have relied on him to help improve their emergency scene safety and high-risk decision making, including the New York City Fire Department’s Incident Management Team, the fire officers associations for Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County Fire Departments and fire brigades in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
When he's not helping his clients, Dr. Gasaway enjoys time at home with his family as well as wilderness hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping.