From the monthly archives: "April 2014"

longbackboardIn this special episode of the Disaster Podcast, host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and his guest Dr. Dan Hanfling from Virginia Task Force 1, a Urban Search and Rescue unit (USAR). Virginia Task Force 1 is one of two U.S. USAR teams certified for international responses when disaster strikes overseas.

Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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Nuclear-Symbol-DisasterIn this week’s episode we bring you a special segment recorded at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit. While at the Summit, Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley got the chance to cover several important disaster response topics.

Joining Sam on the first segment were Sherwin Levinson, Executive Director, Medical Reserve Corps GEM, Armin Ansari, PhD, a health physicist, and Kevin Caspary, MPH from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. These guys and Sam talk about how communities can be better prepared for radiation disasters and how local, state and federal public health resources are deployed during a radiation event.

In the second segment, Sam chatted with TV Weather Personality and Mrs. Virginia International Cheryl Nelson about weather related preparedness. Cheryl chose this topic for her pageant platform since many people still don’t adequately prepare for impending weather events.

Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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Ham-RadioIn this week’s episode we bring you a special segment recorded at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit. While at the Summit, Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley got the chance to cover several important disaster response topics.

This episode features Sam’s chat with three HAM Radio operators who are part of the volunteer HAM radio network that crisscrosses the country with their radios and often provide the first communications out after a disaster situation when other communications systems have failed. They talk with Sam about how they test the system regularly and maintain battery capability to communicate even in the most austere conditions so that communities won’t be cut off during their times of greatest need.

Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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tornado-damage-severe-stormIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Brian Froelke. Brian is the Chief Medical Officer for the Missouri State Disaster Response System and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Brian chats with Jamie and Sam about his experience as the Medical Director of the state Disaster Response System.

State resources are often deployed well before federal resources can be brought to bear on a disaster scene. Because of that, these state teams often make a huge difference in the first 48 to 72 hours, the time before Federal teams are expected to begin deploying.

Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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