Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Oswego Fire Protection District, 3511 Woolley Road, Oswego, Illinois 60543
Investment: $125 Prior to April 28th, $185 After (Lunch included)
This 8 hour program is designed to increase awareness among the communities’ first responders of the various roles, capabilities, and interactions that are involved with resolving one of the world’s most unpredictable and potentially devastating events. The class will include an analysis of the threat environment, and response to a variety of threats, ranging from active shooter/hostage/siege situations, bombings, WMD threats and includes a discussion of the use of fire as a terrorist weapon.
John Norman is a 45+ year veteran of the fire service including over 27 years with the FDNY. As a Firefighter and Company Officer Chief Norman spent 17 years in the FDNY’s Special Operations units. Chief Norman served as Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center site after the 9/11/01 attacks. Chief Norman retired as the Deputy Assistant Chief in charge of the Special Operations Command.
David Norman– is a 2nd Grade Detective and 31 year veteran of the NYPD and member of the Elite Emergency Service Unit. Detective Norman has been a lead instructor at the NYPD Emergency Service Units Specialized Training School for the past 11 years. Detective Norman is an Ex-Captain and over 30 year member of the Inwood Volunteer Fire Department.
Reid Sawyer – Lieutenant Colonel (Ret. USA) Reid L. Sawyer, was the Director and one of the founders of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. A 23 year career intelligence officer, he has served in a variety of special operations assignments, involving operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and South America. Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer actively advises a number of federal, state and local governmental agencies regarding the terrorist threat and is a member of the Fire Department of New York Terrorism Task Force. He has edited two books on the challenges facing policymakers from terrorism and other transnational threats, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Readings and Interpretations (3rd edition) and Defeating Terrorism, and has lectured widely regarding the terrorist threat and available responses to the threat. In addition to teaching at the United States Military Academy, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer served as the senior intelligence strategist for the Middle East and South Asia at U.S. Central Command, leading the organization’s most elite analytical team. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the United States Military Academy, and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University. His research centers on counterterrorism policy and strategy and the effectiveness of national policy instruments in countering terrorist threats.