Posts by: "jamie"

polar vortexWe look at the effects of the Polar Vortex in this episode of the Disaster Podcast. The recent spate of extreme cold weather to strike the midwest and northeast of the country had far-reaching effects across the country. Numerous deaths and injuries were reported during the multi-day weather event. Kyle Nelson and Becky DePodwin, our two disaster weather experts lead the discussion on extreme cold and how the weather affects many aspects of emergency response and community resilience.

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

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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.

Avalanche RescueIt’s the winter sports season in the northern hemisphere. That means rescuers must train and prepare for specific threats to the community including avalanche. Ski patrol member Kyle Nelson (our disaster weather expert) joins us this week to talk about his experience recently helping to coordinate medical response at the 2019 XGames in Aspen, Colorado. We then transition into talking about avalanches. Kyle helps us explore the causes of avalanches, risks involved in rescue and back-country snow sports, and talks a little about avalanche rescue and safety technology now available.

Links:

Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment (C-RAD)

The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – Avalanche Awareness Site

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

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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.

Updates in high-quality CPR research is our topic today as we take a moment to chat with Dr. Joe Holley about the groundbreaking research he’s been involved with around airway management during cardiac arrest. Joe discusses his recent trip to London to talk to a group of cardiac arrest experts from a variety of healthcare fields.

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson.

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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.

Wes Ogilvie

Wes Ogilvie, MPA, JD, NRP, LP

This week we feature an interview with Texas paramedic/attorney Wes Ogilvie talking about his dual career as both an attorney for an agency of the State of Texas and a paramedic for a local EMS service in the Austin, Texas area. Wes talks about the professionalism required of volunteer EMS providers and the common misconceptions that holds for some paid EMS providers and services. He also shares some of his experiences caring for displaced people relocated to shelters in Austin following Hurricane Katrina and lessons learned about disaster triage there.

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis and our emergency management and weather expert Becky DePodwin.

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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.

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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

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.

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle, the state activated several contingency plans to provide supplemental support services for local responders from other parts of the state. That included an ambulance task force from Sunstar Paramedics in Pinnelas County

On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are John Peterson, chief operating officer for Sunstar Paramedics and Stephen Glatstein, special operations supervisor for Sunstar. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert, Kyle Nelson.

We talk about the makeup of their task force and their response to Tallahassee to supplement local EMS forces in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael’s landing. 

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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.

New Zealand Flag

New Zealand’s NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute. Its mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Climate Scientist Nava Fedaeff and meteorologist Ben Noll. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin and our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson.

We talk about climate science and New Zealand’s approach to studying the changing climate and its impacts on this nation in the South Pacific. We also discuss weather alert systems and some of the key differences between weather alerts in the U.S. and in New Zealand.

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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.

ski patrol tram rescue safety
Safety is important but is it paramount?

Safety should be third for first responders according to this august panel of disaster and EMS docs. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Christopher Davis, MD, NRP, FAWM , Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, MFAWM , Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP , Benjamin Abo, DO, EMT-P, FAWM. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson.

Seth and the team of doctors pose the theory that Safety Third is a better mantra than safety first. We discuss their viewpoint on the show and talk about the importance of risk management and awareness in order to get our jobs done.

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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.


Kimberly Glankler Holley and Cooper - USAR Dogs Training
Kimberly Glankler Holley and Cooper in Training.

In this special episode we take a look at USAR dogs in training and what it takes to learn how to become a new USAR dog trainer and handler on a federal disaster management USAR team. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Doc Joe Holley along with new USAR dog handler in training, Kimberly Holley. We also have both our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson and Becky DePodwin.

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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.

With tragic accidents involving EMS vehicles, crews, and patients appearing in the news more and more, the Disaster Podcast team take on a look at trends in EMS safety at the national level. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Educator Jim Logan and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin.

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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.