From the monthly archives: "December 2016"

toxic leadership humiliationOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have a special guest on the show to talk about the importance of taking on toxic leadership environments head on and knowing when it’s time to cut your losses and leave. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Jullette Saussy. Dr. Saussy was the medical director for New Orleans Fire and EMS Department during the Hurricane Katrina response and aftermath. She later was asked to become the medical director of the beleaguered Washington, D.C. Fire Department. Jullette talks with us candidly about her experience in our nation’s capital and the toxic situation she encountered within the fire department leadership there.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

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hurricane katrinaOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have a special guest on the show to talk about managing triage in disaster situations. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Jullette Saussy. Dr. Saussy was the medical director for New Orleans Fire and EMS Department during the Hurricane Katrina response and aftermath. She was an EMT and paramedic before she went on to become an ER doctor in New Orleans. She talks about the importance of building relationships with the people connected with your mutual aid partners at the state and federal level ahead of the day of the disaster.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

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disaster triage paramedicsOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have special guests on the show to talk about managing triage in disaster situations. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Jeff Lengyel – Product Manager at Disaster Management Systems, Inc. (DMS) and David Crowl – Hospital Specialist Product Manager at DMS.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

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disaster weather

Meteorologist Kyle Nelson

This week we bring back podcast listener and disaster meteorology expert Kyle Nelson on the show to talk about how the weather influences the severity and scope of all sorts of disasters. Kyle is an educator with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center which offers no-cost social media and natural hazards training courses for responders, community partners & the public. You can connect with Kyle via our Disaster Podcast Facebook group or on Twitter at @WxKyleNelson.

We talk with Kyle about disaster weather topics to pick his brain on how weather affects disaster impacts and responses. He answers questions from Dr. Joe Holley carried over from last week’s podcast on the Gatlinburg Wildfires. One question was on the effects of humidity on wildfire risk and spread. Here’s a link to more info on fire risk and relative humidity from the National Park Service.

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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.

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gatlinburg-wildfire-riskThis week on the show we bring you a look at the devastating Gatlinburg, Tennessee region wildfires that brought death and destruction to that area of the eastern half of the U.S. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley get on the phone with Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan to talk about the response from state and local officials to this disaster.

We also have podcast listener and disaster meteorology expert Kyle Nelson on the show to talk about how the weather influences the severity and scope of wildfires. Kyle is an educator with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center which offers no-cost social media and natural hazards training courses for responders, community partners & the public. You can connect with Kyle via our Disaster Podcast Facebook group or on Twitter at @WxKyleNelson.

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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.

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