USAR Training During COVID-19

Dr. Joe Holley in USAR training

Dr. Joe Holley returned recently from a training exercise for USAR teams to work out new training routines for disaster responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked at ways to keep team members safe from infection while performing their essential duties during major disaster events.

We also looked at recent and upcoming weather forecasts for the country and talked about how weather impacts both training and response for disaster teams. Dr. Joe gives an update on COVID infection rates and hospital resilience in Memphis, Tennessee.

Also on the show were meteorologist Dan DePodwin and co-hosts Sam Bradley 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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