Month: May 2019

  • Physical Aptitude Testing for Disaster Responders with Dave Bremson

    http://media.blubrry.com/disaster/p/podcast-archives.s3.amazonaws.com/disaster/DisasterPodcast_20190531_Personal_Preparedness_Training.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe look at training for personal preparedness and testing for physical aptitude with Dave Bremson […]

  • Volunteers in Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts

    We 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?

  • Emergency Dispatchers, The Forgotten First Responders

    On 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.

  • Pet Preparedness and Evacuation for Owners and Responders

    Protecting 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.

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