002 Leadership in Emergency Management - Nicholas LaGrassa

Nick is an Emergency Manager living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He came on the show to talk about leadership in the emergency management field and how he used those skills during the 2016 Dallas Police Shooting.

Note: We recently noticed we incorrectly reference 2017 as the year of the police shooting. Please accept our apologies.

About this Episode

Today we are pleased to host Nicholas LaGrassa as our second guest on the show. Nicholas LaGrassa has been in the emergency management field since 2009. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 2012 with a bachelors in Emergency Administration and Planning with minors in Sociology and Health Promotion. He has worked at the city, regional, higher education levels, plus private sector. He is currently seeking a new job opportunity. Nicholas lives in Richardson Texas with his wife, dog, cats, and chickens.

Key Milestones of this Episode

[02:32] Getting to know about Nick [03:35] Favorite Emergency Management position [05:55] Response to the July 2016 Dallas Police Shootings. [19:37] Preparing and mitigating for other active threats [21:58] Leadership skills used during the response [25:22] Tips for entering the Emergency Management career field. [29:57] Other career field interest in Urban Planning [31:55] Why some cities and counties don't mitigate against disasters [37:44] Off the clock and unplugging from work

References from the Show

ICS 300 Course

ICS 400 Course