From the monthly archives: "January 2017"

Disaster-First-Aid-KitThis week we address a comment from a listener over at the Disaster Podcast site who asked about what we would recommend putting in a disaster responder’s first aid kit. This differs from what you might find recommended for a home disaster kit with first aid supplies.

The listener wrote:

“Every time I start to think about it, the kit gets bigger at first but then gets small again. It seems to me that you could manage most life-threatening conditions with only the following items. Gloves, an n95 mask, a pocket CPR mask or barrier, a commercial tourniquet, a space blanket, a couple 4 X 4’s, and duct tape.”

Joining co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode’s discussion are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Also on the show again is our resident Disaster Meteorologist Kyle Nelson.

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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Ski patrol lift rescueWe talk all about ski patrol disasters and in particular how ski lift evacuations are planned and prepared for. This is a two-part episode so make sure you check out Ski Patrol Disaster Training part one last week.

This week on part two:

  • -Subtopic 3: On-mountain safety: chairlifts; importance of wearing helmets; what if you or someone else gets injured?
  • -Subtopic 4: Hypothermia
  • -Subtopic 5: Alcohol and cold weather
  • -Subtopic 6: Frostbite continuum – prevention is key.
  • -Subtopic 7: Harness injuries – imitation crush syndrome

Last week on part one:

  • -Weather hits (California, Colorado, Southeast)
  • -Topic: Ski Resort Accidents and Disasters
  • -Subtopic: Ski Patrol – the mountain first responders – what kinds of disasters do we prepare for? (medical, chairlift, avalanche, fires)
  • -Subtopic 1: Lift Evac: planning, execution, evacuation methods used – 80 passengers evacuated successfully without injury or further incident in 2 hours.
  • -Subtopic 2: Recent chairlift incidents across the country

Joining co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Also on the show again is our resident Disaster Meteorologist Kyle Nelson who is a ski patrol member at a ski resort in Colorado.

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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ski patrol tram rescueWe talk all about ski patrol disasters and in particular how ski lift evacuations are planned and prepared for. This is a two-part episode so make sure you follow up for part two next week.

This week on part one:

  • -Weather hits (California, Colorado, Southeast)
  • -Topic: Ski Resort Accidents and Disasters
  • -Subtopic: Ski Patrol – the mountain first responders – what kinds of disasters do we prepare for? (medical, chairlift, avalanche, fires)
  • -Subtopic 1: Lift Evac: planning, execution, evacuation methods used – 80 passengers evacuated successfully without injury or further incident in 2 hours.
  • -Subtopic 2: Recent chairlift incidents across the country

Next week on part two:

  • -Subtopic 3: On-mountain safety: chairlifts; importance of wearing helmets; what if you or someone else gets injured?
  • -Subtopic 4: Hypothermia
  • -Subtopic 5: Alcohol and cold weather
  • -Subtopic 6: Frostbite continuum – prevention is key.
  • -Subtopic 7: Harness injuries – imitation crush syndrome

Joining co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Also on the show again is our resident Disaster Meteorologist Kyle Nelson who is a ski patrol member at a ski resort in Colorado.

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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community preparednessIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we address how community organizers can best promote disaster preparedness and community resiliency. This episode’s topic comes in response to an email from listener Andrew who asks us:

“I was wondering if you would entertain the idea of an episode regarding Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs), or Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COADs). I’d be interested in hearing how smaller, rural, remote, communities or groups of small communities plan, respond, and recover from disasters from the perspective of NGOs. How do other areas tie in all the different NGOs and faith based orgs in the response and recovery process. I’d love to include preparedness but we struggle with getting families to prepare for disasters as it is. Faith based groups, businesses, civic groups all seem busy enough just staying afloat. It seems preparedness, while important, tends to take a back seat.”

Joining co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode are Dr. Joe Holley and Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group. Also on the show again is our resident Disaster Meteorologist Kyle Nelson.

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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