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Improving Responder Safety on the Roadway: The John Gonzalez Interview -SAM 380

This episode is an interview with John Gonzalez from Florian Re Appratus, a company focused on improving responder safety on roadway incidents.

John Gonzalez is a past District Chief of Toms River Fire District 1 in Ocean County, NJ and has been an active volunteer firefighter for over 30 years.  Chief Gonzalez served as a fire officer for 15 years, including 6 at Chief level for one of the largest all volunteer departments in the state of New Jersey.  Additionally, Chief Gonzalez served as a Deputy Fire Coordinator in the Toms River Office of Emergency Management for 4 years. 

Prior to joining Florian ReApparatus, he worked full-time in the insurance industry for nearly 25 years, most recently in the Special Investigation Unit of a Fortune 100 Property & Casualty Insurance carrier. 

Chief Gonzalez is an active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and has successfully completed the Chief Officer Leadership Symposium levels I & II.  Currently, Chief Gonzalez holds the National TIM Training Certificate and is working towards attaining the National Traffic Incident Management Technician Certification.

Length: 42 Minutes

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About the Host
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.


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