Trek MedicsThis week on the show we bring you part two of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Today, Jason drops by to talk about progress on the implementation of the mobile phone-based dispatch EMS system in Malawi, Africa in tandem with a World Bank highway-building program. He also chats with the gang about the Grants available for thier Beacon app program. It’s a downloadable app for mobile devices to allow civilian response groups to coordinate their efforts and dispatch aid more efficiently during sudden disaster events like hurricanes and earthquakes.

There’s also an opportunity for job openings with this amazing organization. Check out their Trek Medic employment openings here.

Check out this information-packed episode!

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

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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.

Trek MedicsThis week on the show we bring you part one of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Today, Jason drops by to talk about progress on the implementation of the mobile phone-based dispatch EMS system in Malawi, Africa in tandem with a World Bank highway-building program. He also chats with the gang about the Grants available for thier Beacon app program. It’s a downloadable app for mobile devices to allow civilian response groups to coordinate their efforts and dispatch aid more efficiently during sudden disaster events like hurricanes and earthquakes.

There’s also an opportunity for job openings with this amazing organization. Check out their Trek Medic employment openings here.

Check out this information-packed episode!

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

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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.

hot weather in sunny desert sceneA look at heat and hot weather health effects on responders and disaster rescuers. We have Wilderness PA, a.k.a. James Corbin on the show today to talk about preparing for hot weather rescue operations as summer approaches here in the northern hemisphere.

James covers a review of specific needs for crews in hot weather and goes over the process of hot weather acclimatization to help prepare team members for hard and strenuous work in hot weather conditions. We review the physiology of heat injury which Dr. Holley refers to as a continuum rather than the three specific types typically described in textbooks.

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

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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 Holley Training a USAR dog

USAR Dogs are an essential part of many disaster recovery and rescue operations. Often, though, their needs are not well understood by other responders and incident commanders. This week on the show, we invited veterinarian Dr. Lori Gordon on the show to share her expertise on USAR dog wellness and how to best address those needs during a deployment.

Lori deploys with both her local state USAR resources and as a member of a Federal Incident Support Team (IST) to provide veterinary support to teams in the field. Lori is also the owner of an Australian Shepherd training dog she uses to help train responders about search dog care in the field.

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

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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.

safe mind LLC personal defense training logo and physical aptitude testingWe look at training for personal preparedness and testing for physical aptitude with Dave Bremson from Safe Mind, LLC. We talk about the annual re-certification testing for physical aptitude he helped create for the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association. We also talk about his special personal protection, defense, and preparedness training program. You can check out his Safe Mind Facebook page here.

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

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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.

Refugee-conflict-medical-careWe tackle the importance of volunteers in disaster response and recovery on this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast. In some communities, volunteers from the backbone of the first responder force. How does this dynamic affect response to disasters and what does it mean for overall community resilience? Join us as we talk all about volunteers in disaster response.

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

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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.

Kyle Nelson meteorologist and dispatcherOn this week’s episode, we take a look into the lives of emergency dispatchers. Our disaster weather expert and emergency dispatcher, Kyle Nelson, is the featured guest this week. Kyle talks about the challenges of being a dispatcher and urges all first responders to keep their dispatch center staff in mind when putting together debriefings and after-action discussions for all events, large or small. It’s important to remember these forgotten members of the emergency chain of survival and include them whenever we talk about our first responder community.

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

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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 pet preparednessProtecting our pets is important to all of us. So why do we not include them in our preparedness planning for our families? In this episode of the Disaster Podcast we look at pet preparedness in the face of disasters, what the law says at the federal level about pets and evacuations, and how responders can better prepare for pet evacuation alongside their owners. We bring on Ricky Burgess, a Captain with the Greenville, South Carolina Fire Department, and a South Carolina state USAR team member.

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley, disaster weather emergency manager, Becky DePodwin, Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP, and Jamie Davis.

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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.

stress affects everyone

stress affects everyone

After a friend of the show checked in to report on some personal cumulative stress issues as a paramedic, we decided to tackle this issue head on with the expert himself. We brought back Dan McGuire from CISM Perspectives to talk about updates to the ways work-related stress for first responders is handled. The biggest change Dan noted was a focus on building resiliency into initial first responder education and ongoing training before the critical incident occurs.

We also focus in on stress for dispatchers as part of the responder team and ancillary professions around disasters like meteorologists and reporters on the ground before, during, and after these events.

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

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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.

Teaching about CPR and ventilation effectiveness in resuscitation with Paragon Medical Education Group. Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan traveled to Bangkok, Thailand recently to teach medical professionals from all over southeastern Asia and the Pacific Rim about the latest research they’ve been conducting on ventilation and CPR. Their educational sessions were well-received by the attendees at the conference and many expect to return and make changes to resuscitation practices in their systems.

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

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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.