Heat Injury and Stress Effect on Disaster and Wilderness Rescuers
A look at heat and hot weather health effects on responders and disaster rescuers. We have Wilderness PA, a.k.a. James Corbin on the show today to talk about preparing for hot weather rescue operations as summer approaches here in the northern hemisphere.
James covers a review of specific needs for crews in hot weather and goes over the process of hot weather acclimatization to help prepare team members for hard and strenuous work in hot weather conditions. We review the physiology of heat injury which Dr. Holley refers to as a continuum rather than the three specific types typically described in textbooks.
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Paragon Brings “The Experience”
Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.