In 2018, Paramedics Plus, the 911 ambulance provider for Alameda County, sent resources to Paradise to assist with emergency medical services and the search and rescue task force. The strike team provided mutual aid and helped with evacuations, including hospitals and nursing facilities during the most devastating fire in loss of life and property in California wildfire history.
On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and paramedic Mike Marsh, director of operations for Paramedics Plus, Alameda County, California. Mike comes on the show to discuss the use of ambulance strike teams in mutual aid response to the Camp forest fires in northern California late last year.
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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.