Recent Posts

  • Mark Dickey Rescued from Turkish Cave After Days Underground

    Mark Dickey, an experienced caver and cave rescue expert and trainer, became a patient during a recent cave expedition in Turkey. The Morca Cave is one of the deepest in Europe, going over a thousand meters below the surface. While near the camp deep inside the cave system at approximately one thousand meters of depth, He began experiencing gastrointestinal distress symptoms that were ultimately determined to be an internal GI bleed.

  • Maui Fires Aftermath with Dan Zehner from NHERI

    In the aftermath of the Maui wildfire disaster that struck the state of Hawaii, Dan Zehner from NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) comes on the show. Dan shares with us the post-disaster lessons learned by looking at the effect of the fires on community and residential infrastructure.

  • Hurricane Idalia Inbound to the Big Bend of Florida

    Meteorologist and disaster emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin joined us for a special early episode this week. We wanted to get out with a discussion on preparations for the inbound Hurricane Idalia to hit the west coast of Florida. Becky covers the expected storm track and weather-related impacts predicted for the coming 24-48 hours in Florida as well as up into Georgia and the Carolinas.

  • Emergency Assistance Foundation on the Disaster Podcast

    Douglas Stockham from the Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF) joined us this week on the Disaster Podcast. EAF is a U.S.-based, public non-profit administering employer-sponsored disaster and hardship relief funds worldwide.

  • Severe Mid-Atlantic Weather and Hawaii Wildfires

    A line of storms with high-winds and severe weather warnings struck sections of the mid-Atlantic states earlier this week. One of the places struck with some remarkable damage was the home town of host Jamie Davis. Straight line winds of hurricane strength toppled more than a quarter mile of wooden power line poles along a major roadway in Westminster, Maryland.

  • Clinical Presentation of Unusual Diseases in U.S. with Dr. Joe

    Dr. Joe Holley joins us on the show this week to share some clinical information with the podcast. He starts off with an update on recent Paragon Medical Group training programs around the country. Then we shift gears into some information on epidemiology issues around the country.

  • Kelly Grayson, a Paramedic’s Paramedic and Author

    Kelly Grayson is a paramedic's paramedic. He's passionate, educated, caring, and so much more. He's also a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. Many remember the release of his first memoir of his paramedic career, En Route: A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death and Everything In Between.

  • New Clinical Research on Heads-up CPR in Cardiac Arrest

    In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we talk about advances in heads-up CPR. Dr. Joe Holley joins us for a clinical episode this week and we engage in a discussion about the latest in research around cardiac arrest management.

  • Severe Weather Health Risks and Response

    Kyle Nelson joined the team again this week to talk about weather hazards and health risks associated with them. The U.S. has been struck by a wave of severe weather over the last few weeks including severe storms, tornadoes, and extreme heat waves. Kyle breaks down the weather patterns at play.

  • Managing Disaster In Ukrainian War Zone

    In this episode, we invited Dan Zehner from NHERI back on the show to talk about the recent Dam breach in Ukraine. The resulting flooding has necessitated widespread rescue attempts, many of which took place in an active war zone. We talk about the integrity of Dams, the long term impacts of such an infrastructure failure, and environmental hazards that might be encountered.

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