Developing Mission-Oriented Leaders with Eric Nurnberg


In this episode, listeners will hear from a guest who you may recognize from an episode we published in the spring of 2019 on Risk and Resilience. Please welcome back Deputy Chief Eric Nurnberg who currently serves as our team’s Leadership Director. Eric is a Deputy Chief with the Iowa City Fire Department and is a second generation firefighter. He’s a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Iowa. In 2013, Eric graduated from the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. His research during the four-year program focused on rapid tactical decision-making under stress and the psychological and physiological effects of stress on tactical performance. He continues to research human factors related to tactical performance and is the co-author of “FirePsyche: Mental Toughness and the VALOR Mindset for the Fireground.”