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P.J. Norwood

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FIREFIGHTER SUCCESS PODCAST

P.J. Norwood is the Director of Training at the Connecticut Fire Academy. He is a retired deputy chief from the East Haven Fire Department in Connecticut and has served four years with the Connecticut Army National Guard.Chief Norwood is a FDIC classroom, workshop, and HOT Instructor, a Fire Engineering Advisory Panel Member, a Fire Engineering book and video author of “The Evolving Fireground - Researched Based Tactics” and the “Tactical Perspectives” DVD Series.  P.J. is a Contributing author to “Pass It On II & III.” He also serves on the UL-FSRI Technical Panel for the Study of Residential Attic Fire Mitigation Tactics and Exterior Fire Spread Hazards on Fire Fighter Safety. P.J. is a Public Safety Education Group advisory member for UL-FSRI. He has lectured across the United States and internationally. He is certified to the Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer III, Fire Marshal and paramedic levels.Learn more at: StopBelievingStartKnowing.com 

48mins

17 Oct 2021

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How (and Why) to be a Great PIO with P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray

Code 3 - The Firefighters' Podcast

Today, we’re going to talk about a role in the fire department that’s near to my heart: The PIO. The Public Information Officer was the key to my getting information about the department, its people, and the incidents it covered when I was a newsman. But I had to build a relationship with each one before they would trust me. The best PIOs are the ones who recognize that good journalists aren’t out to get them – we just want the best pictures and sound. And solid PIOs are proactive, too, promoting the good that fire departments do on a routine basis. Back again to discuss this are P.J. Norwood, a Deputy Chief Training Officer for the East Haven Connecticut Fire Department, and Sean Gray, a 21-year veteran of the fire service and a lieutenant in the Cobb County Georgia Fire Department.

22mins

7 Feb 2019

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"The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics" with P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray

Code 3 - The Firefighters' Podcast

As times change and research becomes more accurate, we learn more about fire behavior. And the more we learn, the faster fires get put out. With today’s construction techniques and materials, that also means a safer fireground. That’s why today’s guests worked together to write a book: “The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics.” Joining me for this episode are P.J. Norwood, a Deputy Chief Training Officer for the East Haven Connecticut Fire Department, and Sean Gray, a 21-year veteran of the fire service and a lieutenant in the Cobb County Georgia Fire Department.

19mins

28 Jan 2019