USAR Dog TrainingDr. Joe Holley and his wife Kimberly Holley were activated by the state to respond to Cookeville, Tennessee to assist local responders following the tornado strikes there last week. In this episode, Kimberly discusses her deployment, how the dogs performed, and some lessons learned in one of her first big deployments.

Also, we kick off the episode with a COVID-19 Coronavirus update for responders. Dr. Joe kicks in his advice and what he’s heard in his discussions with other physician contacts across the country. We also talk with our disaster weather expert and 911 dispatcher, Kyle Nelson. He relays how the dispatch side is handling screening for respiratory and flu calls to protect responders before initial patient contact with a potential COVID-19 patient.

Also on the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

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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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