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NHERI StEER LogoDaniel Zehner from the DesignSafe Radio podcast joins us on the Disaster Podcast this week. Dan talks with us about the important work of NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure). He highlights the report from a recent StEER report that came out following Hurricane Laura.

The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance Network puts teams and equipment on the ground prior to disaster events to measure the forces involved in real time and then observes the damage caused after the fact. Dan and the Disaster Podcast team talk about this important data and the information gleaned from it. This information is especially important with Hurricane Delta bearing down on the same stretch of the Gulf Coast struck by Hurricane Laura weeks before.

Dr. Joe Holley and meteorologist Becky DePodwin join the show tonight. Also on the show were 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 ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

wildland-firefighting-forest-fireWith 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.

Also on the show were 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 ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

Bobbie Merica joins us on the show this week to talk about resilience in the face of disasters, especially for children. Her One Child At A Time coloring book series found at AOIFA.org is an ambitious project that collects valuable resources for children before, during, and following high stress events like weather disasters, active shooter incidents, and similar situations.

“Like a child, it takes a courageous heart to put one foot in front of the other.  Resilience, hope, and preparedness must be fostered if we are to be stronger than our circumstances.” (from the AOIFA.org website)

Her coloring book for kids of all ages is If I Have to Grow, It’s Good to Know is available now on Amazon and via her website. The Disaster Podcast team talks about how valuable these tools would be for any responders who encounter children during their management of disasters.

pediatric disaster resilience coloring bookBobbie is well known in the first responder community. She is a training and education moulage expert who literally wrote the book on the subject. Check out her moulage training site MoulageConcepts.com.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley, Becky DePodwin, and Kyle Nelson.

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

Tropical Storm TeddyHere’s a midweek tropical storm weather update and review for the Disaster Podcast community. Becky Depodwin, our emergency management and disaster weather expert joins us to look at the myriad of tropical weather events striking the U.S. in recent weeks.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley.

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

wilderness ems hikingThe Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at burnout for Wilderness EMS responders this week. James Corbin (@Wilderness_PA on Twitter) joins the discussion along with new guest David Bremson.

The podcast team and our guests discuss the challenges around regular training, loss of desire to continue in the field, and other ways responders become overwhelmed enough to burn out and lose effectiveness.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin.

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

vaccine administrationThe Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at vaccine distribution plans in the U.S. during the pandemic. Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group comes back on the show after assuming a role in his local health department to help with vaccine dispersal and administration plans.

After a brief discussion on recent weather trends and the activity in the tropics for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts with Becky Depodwin, we do a deep dive into how vaccines will be released after due scientific approval following all appropriate patient trials have proven safety and efficacy.

The team wraps up the show with a retrospective on the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11. Sam Bradley recounts her experiences during deployment to Ground Zero at the site of the World Trade Center tower collapse following the attacks. Dr. Joe Holley and Jim Logan share a few powerful personal stories from their deployment as part of the USAR teams at the Pentagon after the attacks. All agree this day is a special one we must remember.

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

Hurricane Matthew RespondersThe Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at challenges around volunteer retention this week. James Corbin (@Wilderness_PA on Twitter) joins the discussion along with new guest David Bremson.

Before the volunteer discussion, our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin, return with a look at the aftermath of major Hurricane Laura. After their report, Dr. Joe Holley shares his after action report from his FEMA deployment to Louisiana to support storm response.

Also on the show were 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 ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

Hurricane Laura day_cone_no_line_and_windOur disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin, come back on this episode of the Disaster Podcast to discuss the demise of Tropical Storm Marco and the pending strengthening and landfall of major Hurricane Laura.

Dr. Joe Holley has been activated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) as part of the IST (Incident Support Team) for the pending disaster. Joe called in while on the road to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the team. He explained the process for activating the Federal resources and how they will support local and state response and disaster teams as needed.

Also on the show were 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 ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

Tropical Stormy Weather AheadOur disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin, come on this episode of the Disaster Podcast to review some of last week’s weather events and look foward to the coming week in weather. Last week’s Derecho weather event that struck the upper midwest is still under investigation by the National Weather Service. Evidence seems to point at even higher wind strength than originally predicted. This may explain the extensive infrastructure damage sustained in places like Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.

Then we move forward where Kyle and Becky talk about wild-fires and the unique weather phenomena created by these massive blazes. Kyle explains in detail how one California wildfire created a fire storm tornado warning last week.

The team also looks forward as tropical disturbances track forward in the Atlantic basin. At the time of recording, two tropical depressions had formed and threatened to track towards inhabited areas, including the western Caribbean, the eastern Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the southern and Gulf states in the United States.The team ponders what would happen if two tropical storms converge on each other and we all learn about the Fujiwhara Effect.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, and Dr. Joe Holley.

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

tornado damage derechoOur disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson rejoins the team this week. He comes on just in time to talk about the extreme weather that struck the upper Midwest of the United States earlier this week. Kyle defines the term Derecho and how it forms a storm front a hundred or more miles long with hurricane force straight line winds.

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, and Dr. Joe Holley.

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