From the monthly archives: "December 2014"

TVCover-smAuthor Kurt Kamm the Disaster Podcast again this week as a special guest. Over the last two weeks we talked about Kurt’s books and about his new book Tunnel Visions that weaves a true story of a tunnel disaster in Los Angeles with a modern theme of the dangers of terrorism and man-made disasters. This week on the show, host Sam Bradley is joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and Tennessee Task Force One Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) team member and medical director. They talk about how USAR teams have changed over the years since the LA Water Tunnel Disaster rescue teams back in the 1970’s.

Kurt’s Background and Author Bio

Imagine being at the edge of a wildfire, knowing that your home, your neighborhood, and everything familiar is about to go up in flames.
As a resident of Southern California, Kurt Kamm was used to the idea of wildfires. Then, in 2006, one of the infamous Malibu wildland fires, the 60 mile-per-hour Santa Ana wind-driven Canyon Fire, burned to Kamm’s front door and destroyed the homes of several of his neighbors. Kurt had just begun his writing career and the lessons he learned from the County Fire Department while writing his first book helped him save his home.

Kurt Kamm Novels On Amazon

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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TVCover-smAuthor Kurt Kamm comes back this week as a special guest on this episode of the Disaster Podcast. Last week we talked about his books about firefighters and other first responders and how he had gotten access to extensive training opportunities not usually available to civilians. This week we move on to talk about his new book Tunnel Visions that weaves a true story of a tunnel disaster in Los Angeles with a modern theme of the dangers of terrorism and man-made disasters.

Kurt’s Background and Author Bio

Imagine being at the edge of a wildfire, knowing that your home, your neighborhood, and everything familiar is about to go up in flames.
As a resident of Southern California, Kurt Kamm was used to the idea of wildfires. Then, in 2006, one of the infamous Malibu wildland fires, the 60 mile-per-hour Santa Ana wind-driven Canyon Fire, burned to Kamm’s front door and destroyed the homes of several of his neighbors. Kurt had just begun his writing career and the lessons he learned from the County Fire Department while writing his first book helped him save his home. Check out the link below to see all of Kurt’s Novels on Amazon.

Kurt Kamm Novels On Amazon

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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kurt-kamm2Author Kurt Kamm is the special guest on this episode of the Disaster Podcast. He writes mystery novels about first responders like firefighters, paramedics, and arson investigators. We spend this part of the two part episode talking about the extensive fire and rescue training Kurt got as a civilian in order to learn about firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services. Next week we talk about his new novel Tunnel Visions that looks at the life of urban search and rescue teams.

There are many types of responder training that are available to civilians to help in their communities. You can always reach out to your local fire and EMS service to see if they take volunteers. There are also federally recognized responder courses like CERT training. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Kurt’s Background and Author Bio

Imagine being at the edge of a wildfire, knowing that your home, your neighborhood, and everything familiar is about to go up in flames.
As a resident of Southern California, Kurt Kamm was used to the idea of wildfires. Then, in 2006, one of the infamous Malibu wildland fires, the 60 mile-per-hour Santa Ana wind-driven Canyon Fire, burned to Kamm’s front door and destroyed the homes of several of his neighbors. Kurt had just begun his writing career and the lessons he learned from the County Fire Department while writing his first book helped him save his home.

Kurt Kamm Novels On Amazon

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.

tornado-damage-severe-stormWe return this week with paramedic and educator Chris Prutzman to talk some more about hospital preparedness in the Oklahoma City area among the HCA hospitals there. Joining Chris on the show are hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic educator Sam Bradley along with Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

This is part two of the two part episode with Chris on his experiences with Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes and the preparedness situation there. Chris provides the pre-hospital community in the State of Oklahoma a resource for education and access to HCA resources as part of his job there. Here’s part one of this segment with Chris Prutzman – Paramedic Chris Prutzman on Oklahoma Tornado Response.

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.

tornado responseChris Prutzman is a paramedic and EMS disaster responder in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He joins the Disaster podcast team for a two part discussion on  his experiences responding and training for response in the midst of Tornado Alley. Hosting the show are Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic educator Sam Bradley along with Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Here’s part 2 of this segment with Chris Prutzman on Oklahoma’s tornado response preparedness. – Oklahoma Hospital and Responder Training and Preparedness.

Tornado Response Questions?

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.