Fire Chief Richard B. Gasaway is a true scholar-practioner, having served over 30 years in fire, EMS, rescue and emergency management as a
firefighter, EMT-paramedic, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and fire chief in 6 emergency service organizations in West Virginia, Ohio and
Chief Gasaway holds bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and he is a graduate of the prestigious National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program where he now serves as a resident faculty member.
Dr. Gasaway is widely considered as one of the nation's leading authorities on first responder situational awareness and decision making under stress. His work has been chronicled in more than 350 books, book chapters, journals and website articles and he has delivered over 2,000 presentations to first responder and business professionals throughout the world.