Matt Askea works has been with Akron Fire Department for over 13 years. He is currently a Lieutenant on Engine 8, on Akron’s east side. Matt currently is the state coordinator for the OAPFF Peer Team.
Prior to Matt’s employment with Akron Fire, he worked as a Counselor/Social Worker at a large mental health agency in Akron. Matt holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection, a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling (all from The University of Akron). Matt is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio.
Matt has been on the Akron CISM team for two years and was recently trained on Peer Support. He enjoys running, camping, boating, competetive eating, and spending time with his family. Matt lives with his wife of 16 years (Emily) and his 14-year-old daughter (Macy) in West Akron.