Richard Gallegos

Richard Gallegos is the Lead Admissions Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence. Working in emergency services for 10 years as an EMT, Paramedic, Paramedic Instructor and Flight Medic, Richard is well acquainted with the complexity of the issues fire service personnel face and has been able to segue his own recovery from behavioral health and substance abuse issues into an opportunity to help his brothers and sisters do the same. Richard has been with the Center of Excellence since January 2017, a month before the program’s opening, and has personally helped nearly 1,000 first responders through the process of admission to the Center of Excellence.