Summer Disaster Preparedness

In today's episode we bring the Disaster Podcast regulars together to talk about preparing for summer disasters and heat related injury and illnesses associated with this time of year.

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  • Summer Disaster Preparedness

    In today's episode we bring the Disaster Podcast regulars together to talk about preparing for summer disasters and heat related injury and illnesses associated with this time of year.

  • Storm Chasing with Gary Christmann

    Gary Christmann has over 28 years of paid and volunteer experience in several areas within emergency services. He worked for the St Louis Emergency Management Agency for 18 years within the Department of Public Safety. Mr Christmann was the Deputy Commander of the Missouri Disaster Response System (MoDRS). Currently he is the Lead Deputy Commander of the State MO-1 DMAT/DMORT and a board member for the Interstate Disaster Medical Cooperative (IDMC). So, what does a guy like this do for fun? He’s s storm chaser!

  • Trek Medics and Beacon Dispatch Software Innovations

    This week on the show we bring you 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.

  • Recognizing Human Trafficking in Disaster Situations

    Adam Midden is a financial crimes expert working to stop human trafficking. He comes on the show to talk about trafficking around disaster situations and what human trafficking victims might look like when encountered by first responders.

  • Author John Enright on Humanitarian Aid Missions in Wartime

    In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we invited author John Enright to join us. John has been involved in humanitarian relief missions since soon after the fall of the Soviet Union. He's been engaged in all levels of the process from procurement, to implementation, to on-site delivery. He's even driven some of the trucks himself.

  • Disaster Blast Injury Clinical Review

    In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we asked Dr. Joe Holley to come on the show and give us a review of managing and treating blast injuries. Whether it's from a wartime situation, terrorist act, or residential gas explosion, there are some things every medical professional should keep in mind about the nature of injuries from explosions.

  • USAR Dog Cold Weather Training with Kimberly Holley

    Kimberly Holley, wife of show regular and sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley, comes on the show to talk about her recent trip to Alaska to train her USAR dog on cold weather USAR. She talks about some of the lessons learned and how a team from temperate Tennessee fared in the cold of Alaska.

  • Tornadoes, Structural Engineering, and NHERI Research

    Dan Zehner from NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) joins us to talk about new programs and research around wind damage to structures. We talk about the recent shift in deadly tornadoes to the U.S. South from the midwest.

  • FEMA USAR Training Review with Dr. Joe Holley

    Dr. Joe Holley recounts his recent trip to a USAR FEMA training center in California. The evolutions and scenarios presented the attendees, both educators and students, with a variety of very difficult and unique situations. Joe talks candidly about how strange disaster response is when compared to so-called "typical" EMS and Fire responses in a community.

  • Disaster Medical Mission to Ukraine

    This week we interview two people involved in organizing a medical mission to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland and across the border in Ukraine itself. Our guests include Dr. Kasia Hampton and Paramedic Tim Conley. Hampton studied medical school in Belgium before moving to the U.S. for her medical training in emergency medicine and pediatric medicine.

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