From the monthly archives: "June 2017"

farm-vehicle-tractor-agricultural-safetyIn this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast, the team talks about a variety of topics this week including a review of the recent special weather episode on Tropical Storm Cindy that made landfall along the Gulf Coast last week. On the show this week are co-hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley. We are also joined by show regulars Kyle Nelson – https://twitter.com/wxkylenelson and Dr. Joe Holley – http://paragonmedicalgroup.com.

After we touch on the news regarding the recent storm and also discuss the response to the recent devastating high-rise fire in London, Dr. Joe starts chatting with us about a recent mass casualty training event he led with Paragon Medical Education Group on Agricultural Safety and Emergencies in rural areas.

Penn State University Agricultural Injury Response

CDC on Agricultural Injuries

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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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tropical-storm-cindy-mapThis episode is a special weather advisory episode we decided to put out early because of the pending landfall of Tropical Storm Cindy somewhere on the Texas coastline. National Hurricane Center is talking about heavy rainfall and flooding from Texas to Alabama over the next forty-eight hours through Friday 6/23/17.

Our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson came on the show to discuss the forecast for Cindy and what is expected to happen this week. Check out Kyle on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/wxkylenelson/.

You can always review all tropical weather outlooks for U.S. coastlines and territories at http://Hurricanes.gov. Check in here frequently for updates and advisories.

The public advisory in effect at the time we recorded this episode on Tuesday 6/20/17 was A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for eastern Texas from San Luis Pass to the Mouth of the Pearl River. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours. Interests elsewhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast from the central Texas coast to the western Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system.

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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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Major Event PlanningIn this episode, we bring back paramedic educator and manager Chris Prutzman to talk about his experience coordinating with Tinker U.S. Air Force base for EMS response and major community event planning. Before we got to that part of the show, Kyle Nelson, our Disaster Weather Expert came on the show to explain a storm system that struck Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska earlier this week. Sam reported hearing about a PDS weather event. PDS stands for Particularly Dangerous Situation weather system.

Chris Prutzman is Director of Operations for Samaritan EMS in Del City, Oklahoma. They recently had a planned community event with Tinker Air Force Base. The air show sponsored at the base required community integration with local EMS systems, including Samaritan EMS.

This required them to create an integrated incident management system between the federal fire department on base and the local fire, police, and EMS partners. The good side of having this event happen was an opportunity to pull together the ICS (incident command system) structure at time when a planned event prepared teams for those unplanned events that happen.

Visit SamaritanEMSOK.com and go to the Contact page to reach Chris Prutzman if you have questions about major event planning.

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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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This short episode from the archives was recorded at EMS World Expo 2016 with Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis joined by special guest Catherine Counts talking about EMS Research and its importance in helping create best practices for our providers during all sorts of responses. Check it out.

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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.

Hurricane Season 2017 ForecastThis week on the Disaster Podcast co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by their regular guest and weather expert Kyle Nelson. Kyle spends some time explaining the thought process behind the National Hurricane Center’s 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season forecast. Also on the call was Dr. Joe Holley who also recently experienced some extreme weather in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

NOAA or the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s prediction for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.

From the NOAA site (NOAA.gov):

“Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one to disrupt our lives,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Robert J. Fenton, Jr. “Get ready now with these easy, low-cost steps that will leave you better prepared and will make all the difference: Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens; Know your evacuation route; tune into your local news or download the FEMA app to get alerts, and finally – listen to local authorities as a storm approaches.”

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.