The NVERS Situational Awareness Conference will take place from September 26 - 28, 2022 and will feature six half-day presentations by Dr. Richard Gasaway of his "Flawed Situational Awareness: The stealth killer of first responders" training program. This registration page is for the session being held on the afternoon of September 28.
This training will cover the findings of Dr. Gasaway’s extensive research on issues related to first responder decision making and flawed situational awareness. The program focuses on some of the most pervasive situational awareness barriers first responders will face while operating in stress-filled, dynamically-changing environments.
Dr. Gasaway 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 has authored 7 books on topics related to situational awareness, high-risk decision making and leadership and his research has been featured in more than 400 book chapters, research papers, periodicals and websites.
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 can flaw situational awareness and impact high-risk decision making outcomes.