Evacuation plans and the decisions that go into ordering evacuations of metropolitan areas is the topic of choice today on the Disaster Podcast. In this episode, we have hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley, to kick off the discussion. Also joining the call are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group, and paramedic/author B.J. Schneider (xiphosbooks.net).
The discussion starts with a look at the Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada wildfire evacuations where 88,000 people were evacuated from the city to escape the flames. We then tie it back to evacuation plans for areas at risk for hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters.
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.