Dr. Richard Gasaway

On the Bleeding Edge of Change - Dr. Richard B. Gasaway blogs about the changes that the fire service faces.

  • Groundbreaking research reveals link between golfing and firefighter safety

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Monday July 4, 2011
    Could playing golf improve your fireground situational awareness? One study seems to suggest so. While playing golf with his son, a neuroscience researcher began to contemplate the nexus between what it takes to achieve success on the golf course and...
  • On the value of having a personal mission statement

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Sunday May 29, 2011
    The best way to predict your future is to create it. It has been proven over and over again that we move in the direction of our most dominate thoughts. If those thoughts are of pessimism and failure, we will behave in pessimistic ways and drift in the...
  • A look in the mirror

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Sunday May 15, 2011
    I often facilitate discussions on leadership traits in my programs. During these discussions we talk about the qualities of the best and worst leaders we've ever worked with and for. It's interesting that the classes almost always talk about the...
  • A Personnel Size-Up Helps Situation Awareness

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Thursday February 18, 2010
    The issue of understaffing is a hot topic these days. Staffing reductions are one of the impacts of our struggling economy. On a number of occasions I have discussed this topic – mostly from the perspective of budgets and politics.     Now...
  • Habits… can save your life… or take your life.

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Monday February 15, 2010
    When you are under stress your brain and muscles will engage, automatically and perform just as they were trained to do without conscious thought. If you develop good training habits through repetitive muscle movements and repetitive thoughts, they will...
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