Everyone thought the “Storm Area 51 Viral Meme” was a joke until officials in Lincoln county contemplated what might happen if all those people actually showed up. In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we chat with Sam Scheller of Guardian Elite Medical Services, and ambulance company from Las Vegas specializing in event medical services.
Sam and his company are providing ALS ambulance services to supplement the Lincoln County, NV BLS EMS service. They are working with state and local officials to plan for an event that may or may not happen. If on 1/2 of 1 percent of the 2 Million people who checked off they were coming on Facebook show up, Sam and other responders could see 10,000 people arrive in the desert on September 20th, 2019 without enough infrastructure to support them.
Disaster Podcast host, Jamie Davis, is joined by Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert and also emergency dispatcher. Together they talk with Kyle about the preparations, contingencies for medical services both on site and for transport, and communication issues in the middle of nowhere.
Hurricane Dorian continues to be front and center in this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast. Our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky DePodwin, both join us to talk about the hurricane’s impacts on the Bahamas and the forecasted path and expected impacts on the U.S. Southeast.
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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.