Planning a Major USAR Training Event with David McPartland

FEMA-USAR-CATF1-5On this special follow-up episode, we have David McPartland, an EMS Captain at Berkley Fire Department. He and a colleague, Captain Linda Buell from Oakland Fire Department, participated in the planning of the FEMA USAR training we covered recently in a double episode with Dr. Joe Holley and Memphis paramedic Patrick McDevitt.

Check out the link here to episode 1 of the two-part USAR Training episode.

Here is the link to episode 2 of the two-part USAR Training episode.

Also on the show were cohosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley, as well as a brief drop in report from disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson.

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