When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle, the state activated several contingency plans to provide supplemental support services for local responders from other parts of the state. That included an ambulance task force from Sunstar Paramedics in Pinnelas County

On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are John Peterson, chief operating officer for Sunstar Paramedics and Stephen Glatstein, special operations supervisor for Sunstar. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert, Kyle Nelson.

We talk about the makeup of their task force and their response to Tallahassee to supplement local EMS forces in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael’s landing. 

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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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New Zealand’s NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute. Its mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Climate Scientist Nava Fedaeff and meteorologist Ben Noll. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin and our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson.

We talk about climate science and New Zealand’s approach to studying the changing climate and its impacts on this nation in the South Pacific. We also discuss weather alert systems and some of the key differences between weather alerts in the U.S. and in New Zealand.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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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Safety is important but is it paramount?

Safety should be third for first responders according to this august panel of disaster and EMS docs. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Christopher Davis, MD, NRP, FAWM , Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, MFAWM , Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP , Benjamin Abo, DO, EMT-P, FAWM. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson.

Seth and the team of doctors pose the theory that Safety Third is a better mantra than safety first. We discuss their viewpoint on the show and talk about the importance of risk management and awareness in order to get our jobs done.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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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Kimberly Glankler Holley and Cooper in Training.

In this special episode we take a look at USAR dogs in training and what it takes to learn how to become a new USAR dog trainer and handler on a federal disaster management USAR team. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Doc Joe Holley along with new USAR dog handler in training, Kimberly Holley. We also have both our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson and Becky DePodwin.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

With tragic accidents involving EMS vehicles, crews, and patients appearing in the news more and more, the Disaster Podcast team take on a look at trends in EMS safety at the national level. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Educator Jim Logan and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

In part 2 of this special episode, we take on more questions from our Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook Group. Returning to answer those questions are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin.

This is a two-part episode so check on last week’s episode for part one as we continue answering our audience questions.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education GroupParagon 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.

In this special episode, we field questions from our Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook Group. Answering those questions are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin.

This is a two-part episode so check back here next week for part two as we continue answering our audience questions.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education GroupParagon 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.

Hurricane-Matthew-young-survivorMany things influence how we change over the course of our careers as responders and disaster healthcare providers. Some of them are good, and some bad, but they all shape us as we continue onward. Today on the show, co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and special guest Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com.

The four panelists talk about the events they’re most thankful for over the course of their careers. Who are the patients, the fellow responders, and community members who helped guide them to where they are today? Check out this special Thanksgiving episode.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education GroupParagon 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.

california-wildfires-prepperIn this episode, we have our regular podcast team on the show without a special guest so we can look at a string of current disasters facing the U.S. at this time. These include the first winter storm of the season for the Ohio Valley and the Northeastern U.S., as well as the deadly wildfires facing California responders.

Also on the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education GroupParagon 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.

hurricane katrinaIn this episode, we have UK disaster response expert Christopher Chapman on the show. Chris is a member of the Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook group who proposed we look at disaster response systems in other countries. He comes on to talk with us about the UK’s disaster response systems, the types of disasters commonly faced in Great Britain, and international mutual aid response systems.

Also on the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, and our disaster weather expert, Becky DePodwin.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education GroupParagon 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.