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

As times change and research becomes more accurate, we learn more about fire behavior.


And the more we learn, the better and faster fires get put out.  With today’s construction techniques and materials, that also means a safer



That’s why today’s guests worked together to write a book: “The Evolving Fireground: Research-Based Tactics.”

Joining me on 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.

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Trivia question:
You know it, you love it—the Q Siren.
Where did the folks at Federal Signal come up with the idea for it?

Federal Signal , which was then Federal Enterprises, made home appliances– including vacuum cleaners.
The noise of the vacuum cleaner gave an inventor the idea for a mechanical siren.
Two notes: The sound is trademarked, which is not easy, as Harley-Davidson learned, and some cities banned the use of it because it’s too loud.