The Ohio EMS Conference 2014 Keynote Spotlight: Chief Rick Lasky

Chief-Rick-LaskyChief Rick Lasky is a 34-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and while in Illinois received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors “Innovator of the Year” award for his part in developing the “Saving Our Own” program.

Throughout his 30-plus years in the fire service he has served as a career and volunteer firefighter. He served as the co-lead instructor for the H.O.T. Firefighter Survival program at FDIC for over 10 years, is a long-standing editorial advisory board member for Fire Engineering Magazine and also serves on the FDIC advisory board. Rick is the author of the best-selling books “Pride and Ownership-A Firefighter’s Love of the Job” and “Five Alarm Leadership: From the Firehouse to the Fireground” published by PennWell Books and is the co-host for the radio show “The Command Post” heard on Fire Engineering Talk Radio.

Rick holds an AAS Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and was selected as the CSU 2012 Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Outstanding Graduate. He was also honored in 2012 as an inductee into the Chicago Softball Hall of Fame.

Chief Lasky’s keynote presentation at The Ohio EMS Conference is Pride and Ownership: The Love for the Job. His presentation at The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum is EMS: Average Leaders Put Up with it; Great Leaders have a Passion for it!

We hope you join us for these exciting presentations and others by Henry Wang MD, Paul Pepe MD, Rob Lowe MD and more.

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