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Dr Richard Bradley

Dr Richard Bradley

We started off this episode with a look at the weather picture from the last few weeks from our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. Kyle, along with Dr. Joe Holley, shared some of the preparations being made for the upcoming solar eclipse in states expecting a surge in population by eclipse watchers traveling to areas where the eclipse will be total in scope.

Kyle also shared some dramatic video and an article about a rescue helicopter situation in Austria. Check that out at the links here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4757642/Dramatic-moment-rescue-helicopter-crashes-Austria-mountain.html

We are also joined by Dr. Richard Bradley from Texas Task Force One, one of the Federal Urban Search and Rescue Teams (USAR) spread around the country. There are 28 federal USAR teams around in the U.S. Above the USAR teams are three Incident Support Teams (IST) that provide overarching coordination and support between the federal teams and state and local resources.

Federal IST Disaster Response Structure

Rich shares his experiences deploying multiple times with either USAR or IST groups to disasters around the country. He talks about the Katrina disaster and the total collapse of local governments in and around the New Orleans area. He goes on to talk about the structure and mission of the USAR and IST groups that deploy into local jurisdictions.

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.

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Teal Brooks of Base Medical

Teal Brooks of Base Medical

Teal Brooks (@base_medical on Twitter) is our special guest on this week’s episode. She has a varied medical background starting with ski patrol, mountain rescue, pre-hospital paramedic, and eventually wilderness medical training entrepreneur in Europe. We talk with Teal about her background and explore the things she’s doing to teach wilderness medicine in other countries where systems of care are set up differently from what we are used to in the United States.

She starts by describing the key differences between what typical urban prehospital providers and wilderness providers see and deal with in their patients. Teal acknowledges that some healthcare professionals are not always prepared for the unique challenges seen in the wilderness setting. It takes a special mindset to adjust to wilderness medicine.

Kyle shares how his ski patrol experiences and training is akin to some of the methods and skills used by wilderness providers even though a ski resort is not a true back-country setting. Jamie shares his belief that remote settings with wilderness attributes can be found closer to many urban centers than you might think, such as when your patient is trapped in a setting were extrication is not easily available and the provider on scene must manage the patient for an extended time.

Teal spends some time talking about her business Base Medical. She describes its mission and shares the ways she has adapted her skills to running a business providing wilderness care education.

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.

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summer health emergenciesWe’re featuring severe summer weather health emergencies this week on the Disaster Podcast. We cover some extreme weather across the country including a recent tragic event in Arizona where ten people in a family swimming at a canyon were swept away and killed by a sudden flash flood event in the nearby mountains.

We continue talking about weather-related summer health emergencies that cause unique health hazards for people. Joining us on the call is our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson (@WxKyleNelson on Twitter). Dr. Joe Holley covers the continuum of heat injuries all the way to heat stroke. We talk about the recent discovery of injured and dead people in the back of a trailer parked at a Walmart parking lot near San Antonio, Texas. Ten people died and twenty-eight were transported to hospitals in the region as a result of the emergency.

Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute talks about what to be prepared for when hiking or doing other outdoor and wilderness activities. Kyle shares statistics from the National Weather Service on weather related fatalities of which Heat Injury is the number one killer only slightly edging out flood fatalities in the thirty-year averages.

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.

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Mosul war zone medic aid station

Mosul forward trauma aid station

Humanitarian missions as a war-zone medic in areas of conflict is our topic this week. Our guest this week is Daniel Taylor, a paramedic from New York’s Hudson Valley. He has come on the show in the past and returns this week to talk about his recent trip to Iraq on a humanitarian mission. The first part of the mission was in the Kurdistan region.

Kicking off part two of this episode, Kyle asks about how Dan’s ski patrol experience translate into his current skill set and the humanitarian mission. Dan talked about the second half of his mission in Iraq where he moved to Mosul during the battle to retake the city from ISIS. His team’s job was to provide trauma care at a stabilization point near the front lines.

During this part of the mission, Dan and his team treated combat related injuries in both civilian and military personnel. This led to him dealing with multiple mass casualty incidents related to the fighting and liberation of parts of the city. They also had to treat some enemy combatants (members of ISIS). The primary impact on Dan and his team was witnessing the massive humanitarian impact and crisis on the local populace.

On the show with Daniel were hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley. Also on the show were Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

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.

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Yezidi female war zone medic training

Yezidi women learning combat medicine

Humanitarian missions as a war-zone medic in areas of conflict is our topic this week. Our guest this week is Daniel Taylor, a paramedic from New York’s Hudson Valley. He has come on the show in the past and returns this week to talk about his recent trip to Iraq on a humanitarian mission. The first part of the mission was in the Kurdistan region.

While in Kurdistan, Daniel helped train Peshmerga soldiers in trauma care. He focused on how to treat hemorrhage with tourniquets and wound packing both in rear areas and in active war zones. There were challenges with educating the troops because of the need to use local interpreters who did not have medical backgrounds.

During the Peshmerga training, Daniel and his team stumbled upon an infectious disease situation in one patient that turned into an outbreak in a community. This required the team to procure local stores of antibiotics to treat the outbreak.

On the show with Daniel were hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley. Also on the show were Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

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.

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This week, we look at part 2 of our Preppers and disasters episode. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival Podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Kyle Nelson, Kevin Reiter, and Brian Duff all talk some about the possibility of a solar flare. They also talk about EMP or an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse that something could be used as a weapon against modern western societies to take down their electrical technology. Kyle talks about a new weather satellite sent up that also had EXIS sensors (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors) installed to detect large solar flares.

Brian also shares his experiences in South Sudan as a paramedic. He talks about the challenges of dealing with patient care in that kind of austere environment. Given all the places he went in the Middle East and Africa, Brian said he’d most like to return to Africa for the way it challenged his medical skills on a consistent basis.

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.

This week on the Disaster Podcast, we look at Preppers and disasters. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Brian comes on to share his background and some of the prepper mindset and how it relates to disaster preparedness. There are seven levels of preppers from general preparedness for weather events and natural disasters all the way to the survivalist wilderness prepper. Check here to read about the seven types of preppers for yourself.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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