This week on the show we bring you part one of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion or creed.
Trek Medics started as a loose-knit collection of your every-day responders — paramedics, EMTs, nurses and doctors — who formed a unique bond through disaster deployments and international development programs. Even after thousands of hours working on the street and in emergency departments, what really opened our eyes to the need for an adaptable and inexpensive EMS systems in developing countries was the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Our experiences there forever forged the mission of Trek Medics.
Paragon Brings “The Experience”
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.
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.