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storm area 51Everyone 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

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 Dorian Cone on Sept 4Hurricane 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.

We bring in Dr. Joe Holley from the field where he is deployed with the Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team. He talks about staging efforts to keep assets in place and what might be happening with a U.S. response to assist the Bahamas as needed on request.

Also on the show this week, in addition to Dr. Joe Holley, are our cohosts, Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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 Dorian Preview map 5 days outHurricane Dorian is 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 forecasted path and expected impacts.

We also talk about the National Hurricane Center’s “cone of uncertainty” and how to use it properly when gauging whether a given storm will impact you.

Becky shares her experience touring one of the hurricane hunter aircraft and talks about how it collects data on a storm from the inside to help solidify predictions and models. She also talks about one harrowing journey into the storm during Hurricane Hugo several years ago.

Also on the show this week, in addition to Dr. Joe Holley, are our cohosts, Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

hand holding gun active shooterWe take a look at ballistic injury patterns in the wake of another spate of mass-shooting incidents. Dr. Joe Holley comes on the show to answer questions about what kinds of injuries are caused by gunshot wounds and how first responders can prepare for a response to gunshot wound incidents.

On the show this week, in addition to Dr. Joe Holley, is our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson, and our cohosts, Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

Australasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society logoThis week we are joined by Dr Kasia Gerla and Paramedic Kerryn Wratt from the Australiasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society. They were referred to us by Dr. Seth Hawkins of Hawk Ventures who went down under to teach an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) course.

We talk about many topics and differences in wilderness medical care in Australia and the surrounding region. This includes (no kidding) the best ways to remove a tick based on approved best practices in different regions. This is great stuff and you don’t want to miss this episode.

The textbook that describes the two alternate tick techniques (North American technique versus Australasian technique) is Vertical Aid: pages 180-181

Also on the show this week are Dr. Joe Holley and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson along with our cohosts, Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

Check last week’s show for part 1 of this episode.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

snake bite awarenessWilderness search and rescue (SAR) survival scenarios make up the basis of part 2 of this two-part episode. Co-hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley bring on Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute to help present the real-life scenarios to the podcast team.

Also on the show this week are Dr. Joe Holley and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. They each pitch in their expertise to the various scenarios alongside the hosts to present their survival and wilderness SAR solutions to each proposed situation.

Check last week’s show for part 1 of this episode.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

wilderness ems backpacksWilderness search and rescue (SAR) survival scenarios make up the basis of this two-part episode. Co-hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley bring on Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute to help present the real-life scenarios to the podcast team.

Also on the show this week are Dr. Joe Holley and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. They each pitch in their expertise to the various scenarios alongside the hosts to present their survival and wilderness SAR solutions to each proposed situation.

Come back next week for part 2 of this episode.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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-harvey-flooded-cityAfter the response to Hurricane Barry last week, Dr. Joe Holley is back from his deployment with the federal Incident Support Team (IST). He took some time for a short call with host Jamie Davis to talk about the response and some of the lessons learned. Joe also recounts what he saw first hand in the field that has him hopeful that preparedness lessons a being taken seriously by people in storm-prone areas.

Check out this information-packed but brief episode!

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.

disaster triage paramedicsWe talk about disaster response in the past and its impact on preparedness training and drills in part two of this two-part episode featuring two esteemed disaster physicians from Ohio. Drs. Nicholas Kman and Daniel Bachman, both from Ohio State University Medical Center come on the show following a meet up with Dr. Joe Holley at a recent USAR (urban search and rescue) training event.

In this two-part episode we look at both our guests’ response to recent hurricane disasters with their USAR teams and how they applied the lessons learned to training and drills for disasters back in Ohio. They also contributed two great articles for download within our Disaster Podcast Facebook group. You can join the group by searching for it on Facebook or clicking the link below.

Check out this information-packed episode!

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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 Matthew RespondersWe talk about disaster response in the past and its impact on preparedness training and drills in part one of this two-part episode featuring two esteemed disaster physicians from Ohio. Drs. Nicholas Kman and Daniel Bachman, both from Ohio State University Medical Center come on the show following a meet up with Dr. Joe Holley at a recent USAR (urban search and rescue) training event.

In this two-part episode we look at both our guests’ response to recent hurricane disasters with their USAR teams and how they applied the lessons learned to training and drills for disasters back in Ohio. They also contributed two great articles for download within our Disaster Podcast Facebook group. You can join the group by searching for it on Facebook or clicking the link below.

Check out this information-packed episode!

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Dr. Joe Holley, disaster weather expert, and Jamie Davis.

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Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!



Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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.