Matt Askea works has been with Akron Fire Department for over 12 years. He is currently a Lieutenant on Engine 8, on Akron’s east side. 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. Matt lives with his wife of 15 years (Emily) and his 13-year-old daughter (Macy) in West Akron.