Wildland Fires, Smoke, and Effects on Air Quality
With wildfires all up and down the west coast of the United States, clouds of smoke have been detected as far away as New York City. What are the long term effects of wildfire smoke on air quality and the health of residents in communities nearby?
We talk with Dr. Joe Holley about the health effects and what potential protective steps can be taken by individuals in those affected communities. We also talk with our emergency and disaster meteorologist Kyle Nelson about how his area of Colorado are messaging about air quality to residents and tourists who visit.
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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.