From the monthly archives: "May 2015"
Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Last week on the show, Shaughn Maxwell started sharing his tale of the amazing response to the Oso Mudslide of 2014. Shaughn is a nationally recognized firefighter/paramedic/educator with Snohomish County Fire District One in Washington State. In this episode, he shares some stories of cooperation and innovation with the local, state, and federal resources responding to the scene.

Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by frequent guest Dr. Joe Holley from Tennessee Task Force One USAR team as they interviewed Shaughn about his area’s response to the disaster that struck their community. The stories of adaptation to a difficult and unprecedented disaster situation are inspiring and show how training and education of responders is so important to helping them prepare for something as devastating as this event.

Make sure you catch last week’s episode with part 1 of this riveting interview with Shaughn about the Oso mudslide response.

 

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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Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell is a nationally recognized firefighter/paramedic/educator with Snohomish County Fire District One in Washington State. On Saturday morning March 22, 2014, he started his day like many others. That all changed as the calls started coming in for a major mudslide that engulfed an entire neighborhood.

Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by frequent guest Dr. Joe Holley from Tennessee Task Force One USAR team as they interviewed Shaughn about his area’s response to the disaster that struck their community. Shaughn talks about the ways local, county, state and federal resources worked together to solve seemingly insurmountable challenges facing rescuers.

Make sure you catch next week’s episode with part 2 of this riveting interview with Shaughn.

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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Radio-Controlled-Drone-UAV-USARDisaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by frequent guest paramedic and disaster educator Jim Logan to talk about various aspects of local training and preparedness for responses. They revisit the topic of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist with response and discover a website for a resource in Texas to provide those UAV tools to responders on an as-needed basis.

CRASAR, the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue  is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center whose mission is to improve disaster preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery through the development and adoption of robots and related technologies. Its goal is to create a “community of practice” throughout the world for rescue robots that motivates fundamental research, supports technology transfer, and educates students, response professionals, and the public. CRASAR is a dynamic mix of university researchers, industry, and responders.

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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Military-Hospital-UkraineRandall Hunter returns to the Disaster Podcast again this week with part 2 of an episode started last week. Podcast hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley continue to talk about the planning and preparation that goes into the response to disaster. Hunter, as he is called by his DMAT team, relates stories of the massive planning and logistical supply challenges that accompanied their deployment to the Ukraine.

This segment is part two of a two-part episode with Hunter. The first half was released last week with Hunter and Sam talking about the California DMAT team’s deployment to Hurricane Katrina and the logistical challenges associated with that response.

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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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