Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenburger wrote a book about his life and the landing that made him famous. Check him out on video visiting the Today show. and here with a small excerpt from the book. Note how calm his body is during the visit on the Today Show. It's quite a contrast with most people, who act like they've had a Red Bull or two. That's a man who can respond in an emergency. I read research that noted that once a person's heart rate reached 140/minute or higher their ability to reason and make decisions takes a noticeable dip. Something to consider if you are in emergency services!
He is also visiting Kansas City on October 21st. I would love to see him speak, but money's a little short around the observer's house. You, on the other hand, if you can, you should go.
Here is a link to 980 KMBZ. I imagine seats are going fast, so you better get on the stick.