Rick Lasky

Chief (ret.) Rick Lasky, a 40-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years. Chief Lasky followed in his father’s footsteps, beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago, and has been a line firefighter, firefighter-paramedic, company grade officer, training officer, and command-level officer.

Lasky is the author of the best-selling book Pride and Ownership: A Firefighter’s Love of the Job (Fire Engineering Books & Videos, 2006) and co-author of Five Alarm Leadership (Fire Engineering Books & Videos, 2013). He is also the cohost for the radio show "The Command Post" heard on Fire Engineering Talk Radio.