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.

What is situational awareness and why does it matter? – Live Training

What is situational awareness and why does it matter? Program length: 1 to 4 hours Appropriate for: First responders Industrial workers Safety professionals Utility workers Medical providers Transportation workers Military personnel Program Description Most workers know, intuitively, that strong situational awareness is an important aspect of safety. However, many do not understand what situational awareness is, …

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Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder – Live Training

Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder: Improving emergency scene situational awareness. Format: Interactive Seminar Length: 2 days This program is based on the findings of Dr. Gasaway’s research on emergency incident decision making. In his review of hundreds of near-miss reports, case studies, line-of-duty death reports and videos he continually found himself being frustrated …

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Situational Awareness Matters Volume 1

Situational Awareness Matters! Volume 1 Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, EFO, CFO Fire Chief (ret.) Print Book 267 pages ISBN-13: 978-1-939571-08-3 Publisher: Gasaway Consulting Group, LLC $39.99 Flawed situational awareness is a leading contributing factor to first responder near-miss and casualty events. Yet, sadly, most first responders know very little about situational awareness – what it …

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Situational Awareness Matters

Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices

Firefighter Safety: Mistakes and Best Practices Created and presented by: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, EFO, CFO Fire Chief (ret.) Format: DVD Length: 119 minutes $199.99   This program examines mistakes that result in firefighter casualties and offers best practices to fix the mistakes and improve the safety of your firefighters. This program is based on …

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Training for Failure

Training for Failure: Understanding why some first responder training must change Created and presented by: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, EFO, CFO Fire Chief (ret.) Format: DVD Length: 137 minutes $199.99 When first responders do seemingly insane things at emergency scenes there is never a shortage of peers waiting to pass judgment and to criticize. It …

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Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder

Fifty Ways to Kill a First Responder: Improving Emergency Services Situational Awareness Created and presented by: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, EFO, CFO Format: 3 DVDs Length: 3.5 hours $299.99 DVD 1: Understanding decision making and situational awareness DVD 2: Understanding the barriers that challenge situational awareness DVD 3: Best practices and lessons learned to improve …

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