Battalion Chief Eric Nurnberg, Iowa City FD is a Battalion Chief with the Iowa City Fire Department and a second generation firefighter. Battalion Chief Nurnberg is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and earned 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/physiological effects of stress on tactical performance. He continues to research human factors related to tactical performance. Eric is the co-author of “FirePsyche: Mental Toughness and the VALOR Mindset for the Fireground”.