Kimberly Holley Training a USAR dog

USAR Dogs are an essential part of many disaster recovery and rescue operations. Often, though, their needs are not well understood by other responders and incident commanders. This week on the show, we invited veterinarian Dr. Lori Gordon on the show to share her expertise on USAR dog wellness and how to best address those needs during a deployment.

Lori deploys with both her local state USAR resources and as a member of a Federal Incident Support Team (IST) to provide veterinary support to teams in the field. Lori is also the owner of an Australian Shepherd training dog she uses to help train responders about search dog care in the field.

On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley, Dr. Joe Holley, disaster weather and management expert Becky DePodwin, and Jamie Davis.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group

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 for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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