FEMA USAR Training with CATF1, Part 2

FEMA-USAR-CATF1-3In this second part of a two-part episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management.

Check out this special episode talking about this amazing training program with hands-on training in collapsed training structures to give the trainees real-life experience. This episode focuses on the final training evolution and the difficulties presented to the class members in these real-life situations.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, as well as our Disaster Weather expert Kyle Nelson.

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