Preparedness by Design for Any Disaster with Patrick Hardy

design any disaster book coverEmergency Manager, Patrick Hardy, comes on the show tonight to talk about his new book about preparedness. Patrick is recognized as the nation’s top expert in disaster preparedness across multiple industries, is an active philanthropist for disaster preparedness programs, and is the author of Design Any Disaster: The Revolutionary Blueprint to Master Your Next Crisis or Emergency (BenBella Books; March 7).

Design Any Disaster is not a survival manual but a critically important guide for all readers, a revolutionary approach to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for families and small businesses that can be used whether you live in the middle of a big city, in a quiet suburban neighborhood, or in a rural county with more cows than people.

As meteorologist Cheryl Nelson says of the book, “Design Any Disaster is a must-read for people of all walks of life, a book that will open your mind and allow you to take control of your own fate.”

Using Hardy’s proven “3Cs” method (Command, Communicate, and Carry-out), readers will learn how to:

  • Create an easy-to-use disaster plan for a family or business
  • Transform yourself from a bystander to a leader in seconds
  • Evacuate, shelter-in-place, and lockdown safely and effectively
  • Recover quickly, getting your life back to normal in just a few weeks
  • Reverse disaster, using the disaster as an opportunity to positively change your life

This episode is hosted by Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley along with Dr. Joe Holley.

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

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