gatlinburg-wildfire-riskThis week on the show we bring you a look at the devastating Gatlinburg, Tennessee region wildfires that brought death and destruction to that area of the eastern half of the U.S. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley get on the phone with Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan to talk about the response from state and local officials to this disaster.

We also have podcast listener and disaster meteorology expert Kyle Nelson on the show to talk about how the weather influences the severity and scope of wildfires. Kyle is an educator with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center which offers no-cost social media and natural hazards training courses for responders, community partners & the public. You can connect with Kyle via our Disaster Podcast Facebook group or on Twitter at @WxKyleNelson.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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oklahoma earthquakeJoining the gang this week on the Disaster Podcast is past guest from Oklahoma Chris Prutzman. We contacted Chris following an article we found on a recent spate of earthquakes in the Oklahoma region. Co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic Sam Bradley chat with Chris about how prepared the region is to handle these types of incidents. Check it out.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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We revisit the response to Hurricane Matthew again this week on the Disaster Podcast with a look at the international response in places like Haiti. Joining our hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and our special guest, Carol Lynn Singleton. Carol Lynn is a nurse practitioner who responded to the Haiti hurricane aftermath with a church-based non-governmental organization (NGO).

Among the problems she reported on were dealing with food and waterborne diseases like cholera in the small village in which she was deployed. Antibiotics, antidiarrheals, antiemetics were dispensed in large quantities but it was still not enough all the time while Carol Lynn was there.

In this episode, we learn that disasters are the ultimate resource management exercise. Everything turns into a resource that you don’t have enough of to do what you’d like so it becomes a matter of what you really needs-based on a triage of the situation.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have a look at a new American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) initiative to help build resilient communities in the face of disaster. Host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley are on the show with Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Jim is the chair of the committee to review the existing disaster medical life support classes so that a new community-based disaster training class for lay people. It will be a community disaster life support class and will focus on helping community members gain the skills needed to manage common life-threatening injuries seen after both natural and man-made disasters.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Hurricane-Matthew-young-survivorIn part two of this special disaster response segment for the Disaster Podcast is a visit with Dr. Joe Holley, we chat with him about his deployment with the federal response to Hurricane Matthew’s hit on the east coast of the U.S. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com and BJ Schneider from XiphosBooks.net to join our discussion.

In this second half of the episode, Joe and the others discuss the operational concerns of the response after covering the preparations and logistical concerns last week on the show. If you haven’t checked out the first part of this podcast episode, check it out here – Hurricane Matthew USAR Response – Part 1.

Check out our Facebook group for the Disaster Podcast if you want to see some amazing photos of the rescuers and rescuees during Joe’s deployment.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Hurricane Matthew RespondersIn this special disaster response segment for the Disaster Podcast is a visit with Dr. Joe Holley who is freshly back from his deployment with the federal response to Hurricane Matthew’s hit on the east coast of the U.S. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com and BJ Schneider from XiphosBooks.net to join our discussion.

Dr. Joe spends the first part of this two-part episode talking about the initial staging of federal resources including himself and another Emergency Physician as part of the Incident Support Team (IST). The IST’s were placed in advanced staging locations early in the preparations for the Hurricane’s impact in order to direct federal resources to the locations with the greatest need. Joe was eventually staged further forward on the coast of North Carolina in order to oversee operations there for some of the 10 USAR teams sent to the southeastern U.S. in response to the Hurricane Matthew disaster.

Check out our Facebook group for the Disaster Podcast if you want to see some amazing photos of the rescuers and rescuees during Joe’s deployment.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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hurricane matthewHurricane Matthew Planning and Preparation brought to you live from EMS World Expo 2016, Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley bring the elusive sasquatch of EMS podcasting on the show. Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group comes by the podcast studio to talk about disaster planning in the face of Hurricane Matthew striking the Florida, Georgia, and Carolina coasts. He also talks about how Dr. Joe Holley and Tennessee USAR task force one has been activated to pre-stage for response to the hurricane.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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In response to the recent NYC and New Jersey terrorist bombing incidents, Disaster Podcast co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com. The panel discusses the importance of training in NICS (National Incident Command System) procedures. Jamie talks about small rural areas and preparedness for major events. How does preparedness in those regions compare to major metropolitan areas like New York?

Links to Kevin’s wilderness and EMS education site.

WildSafety.com

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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ambulance-paramedics-transporting-victimThis week on the show, Host Sam Bradley comes prepared with a series of questions on preparedness for various disasters based on the locations of our panel. Joining Sam is co-host Jamie Davis in Maryland, Dr. Joe Holley from Memphis, Tennessee, and Kevin Reiter from Texas.

Links to Kevin’s wilderness and EMS education site.

WildSafety.com

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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floodDisaster Podcast hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic are joined in this special episode by EMT and wilderness safety and EMS educator Kevin Reiter, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group, and a podcast listener from West Virginia involved in the flood response there in June of this year, Malcolm Lanham.

We look at the response to the devastating flash floods that occurred in central West Virginia and also how that response and flooding affected the responders themselves.

Links to Kevin’s wilderness and EMS education site.

WildSafety.com

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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