Geohazard Mitigation with Colby Barrett

Colby Barrett is our guest this week on the Disaster Podcast. He is the son of the one of the founders of GeoStabilization International and currently is the vice chair of the Board of Directors for the company. He's a Marine Corps veteran, lawyer, engineer, and describes himself as a philanthro-capitalist.

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  • Geohazard Mitigation with Colby Barrett

    Colby Barrett is our guest this week on the Disaster Podcast. He is the son of the one of the founders of GeoStabilization International and currently is the vice chair of the Board of Directors for the company. He's a Marine Corps veteran, lawyer, engineer, and describes himself as a philanthro-capitalist.

  • Winter Weather Terms, Updates, and Can Openers

    This week on the Disaster Podcast it's time to discuss recent wintery weather trends. That also means it's time to stump our meteorologist, Dan DePodwin. The wintery weather terms we try out on him include freezing fog, polar vortex, graupel, hoar frost, frost flower (ice ribbons or frost beards), and rime ice.

  • Dr. Joe Holley on Topics from NAEMSP Annual Meeting 2024

    This week Dr. Joe Holley drops in after attending the NAEMSP (National Association of EMS Physicians) annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The leadership of our EMS docs discussed a multitude of important topics for the prehospital care environment. Here is one of the topics Dr. Joe shared on this week's Disaster Podcast.

  • Bullets and Bandaids Connects Artists and Veterans

    We invite Robert LeHeup on the Disaster Podcast this week to talk about his nonprofit initiative for veterans called Bullets and Bandaids. Bullets and Bandaids uses art therapy to assist veterans deal with trauma from their experiences in the military.

  • 2024 Winter Weather Outlook and Preparedness

    We kick off the 11th year of the Disaster Podcast with a look at the winter weather patterns for the coming year of 2024. Meteorologist, Dan DePodwin, joins us to share his expertise. We then shift gears a little to talk about winter weather preparedness needs.

  • Wrapping Up 10 Years On The Disaster Podcast

    The whole team of regulars at the Disaster Podcast wrapped up year number ten with the podcast. We take a look back at a decade of episodes with our Meteorologists Kyle Nelson and Dan DePodwin, Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin, and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis. They all share their favorite episodes over their time with the show to cap many years with the crew.

  • Disaster Podcast 2023 Year In Review

    The podcast team got together with our picks from the last year's episodes as we wrap up the podcast's year. There was a general consensus on the best episode. The whole group chose the Mark Dickey Cave Rescue Episode as one of their favorites.

  • Crush Injury with Dr. Joe Holley Clinical Episode

    Dr. Joe Holley joins us for a clinical episode on Crush Syndrome and injury. The issue represents a broad spectrum of situations affecting the body. The disease process can be from becoming trapped in a collapsed structure or something as simple as passing out or becoming immobilized to lay on a hard surface for a significant period of time.

  • TrekMedics and Beacon Dispatch Software Update with Jason Friesen

    Jason Friesen from TrekMedics International joins us again on the Disaster Podcast. He is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization. He recently sent out an update to those who support the organization about their Beacon software for first responders.

  • Mark Dickey Rescued from Turkish Cave After Days Underground

    Mark Dickey, an experienced caver and cave rescue expert and trainer, became a patient during a recent cave expedition in Turkey. The Morca Cave is one of the deepest in Europe, going over a thousand meters below the surface. While near the camp deep inside the cave system at approximately one thousand meters of depth, He began experiencing gastrointestinal distress symptoms that were ultimately determined to be an internal GI bleed.

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