From the monthly archives: "October 2014"

An image of a nuclear bomb with a skullThis week on the Disaster Podcast we return with a second part of the episode we started with last week. Host Sam Bradley and I had paramedic and emergency planner for Memphis Fire Department Jim Logan on the show to talk about Sam’s experience with the Urban Shield program that is run in her county to train people for tactical emergencies. Urban Shield is a comprehensive full-scale regional preparedness exercise that assesses the overall Bay Area UASI Region’s response capabilities related to multi-discipline planning, policies, procedures, organization, equipment and training.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Man Rappelling On Building While Aiming With GunThis week on the Disaster Podcast host Sam Bradley and I had paramedic and emergency planner for Memphis Fire Department Jim Logan on the show to talk about Sam’s experience with the Urban Shield program that is run in her county to train people for tactical emergencies. It is a comprehensive full-scale regional preparedness exercise that assesses the overall Bay Area UASI Region’s response capabilities related to multi-discipline planning, policies, procedures, organization, equipment and training.

The Urban Shield Program:

  • Provides a platform for national and international first responders, as well as the private sector, to work efficiently and effectively together when critical incidents occur.
  • Expands regional collaboration including local businesses and critical infrastructure.
  • Tests regional integrated systems for prevention, protection, response and recovery in our high-threat, high-density urban area.
  • Evaluates our existing level of preparedness and capabilities
  • The previous years’ After Action Reports are referenced and used to assist in prioritizing needs
  • Enhances the skills and abilities of regional first responders, as well as those responsible for coordinating and managing large scale events.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

ebola virusOn this episode of the disaster podcast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and guest Dr. Joe Holley invite Lieutenant Jim Strickland from Memphis Fire Department on the show. Jim is the infection control officer for that department and was fresh off a call with the federal government where officials from CDC, Homeland Security and HHS were on, along with the President, to talk about the appropriate response to the Ebola cases in the U.S.

Hysteria surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa has spread to the U.S. where there are still just a few isolated cases all from known sources of infection. The news media is propagating the story and maintaining public concern for a disease that is largely contained and managed at this time. Check out Jim’s input on what we in EMS and disaster response should be doing if we’re concerned about how to protect ourselves from a potential Ebola patient.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Active Shooter with GunEmergency responders everywhere are working to find ways to prepare for response to a Hostile Intruder Mass Casualty Incident. Also called active shooter incidents, these situations are occurring more and more frequently according to recent FBI data analysis.

In this episode (part 2 of 2) of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by frequent guest Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and special guest Bob Otter.  Bob is from KingFisherMedical.com a company committed to providing rapid triage and extrication tools to first responders along with the training and resources to use them properly.

Bob shares his expertise and knowledge from recent meetings with response organizations and conferences on major incident response with the Disaster Podcast team. Jamie asks Bob to elaborate on the recent FBI report on increase incidence of Hostile Intruder or Active Shooter incidents around the country in recent years. Bob also talks about how more and more organizations are stepping up their interagency training and equipment to prepare for one of these events in their communities.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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Rover-kitEmergency responders everywhere are working to find ways to prepare for response to a Hostile Intruder Mass Casualty Incident. Also called active shooter incidents, these situations are occurring more and more frequently according to recent FBI data analysis.

In this episode (part 1 of 2) of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by frequent guest Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and special guest Bob Otter.  Bob is from KingFisherMedical.com a company committed to providing rapid triage and extrication tools to first responders along with the training and resources to use them properly.

The Kingfisher ROVER kit is a compact, lightweight MCI response kit for deployment in hostile intruder or active shooter “warm zones.” The ROVER comers equipped with the basic tools to deal with immediate life threats and to rapidly extricate the patients to safer areas outside the immediate scene.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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