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This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!

This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!
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Rising Sun, MD

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This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!

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English


Episodes

Storm Resilient Structures with Dan Zehner of NHERI

3/21/2019
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After the tornados were so devastating to structures in Alabama in early March, the hosts of the Disaster Podcast decided to reach out to Dan Zehner at the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). Dan is the host of the DesignSafe Radio podcast. Dan shares some of the resources and techniques to examine and test structural components in the face of extreme weather events. Various facilities associated with NHERI around the U.S. take part in the structural testing used to...

Duration:00:30:56

Tornado Aftermath and Assessment with Kyle Nelson

3/14/2019
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Tornados ripped through parts of the southeastern United States last week. We decided to dedicate an episode with our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson to talk about the extreme weather event. Kyle discusses the classification of tornados, how the National Weather Service comes in after an event like this and evaluates damage to assign an Enhanced Fujita Scale rating to the individual twisters. The post Tornado Aftermath and Assessment with Kyle Nelson appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:37:43

Disaster Logistics Board with Founder Brian Sims, Part 2

3/7/2019
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In part 2 of this episode with disaster logistics expert Brian Sims, founder of the Disaster Logistics Board. He joins the Disaster Podcast team for a special two-part episode and talks about unique ways the Disaster Logistics Board utilizes advanced imaging technology to map and document disaster zones for responders and emergency managers. The post Disaster Logistics Board with Founder Brian Sims, Part 2 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:38:23

Disaster Logistics Board with Founder Brian Sims, Part 1

2/28/2019
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Disaster logistics expert Brian Sims, founder of the Disaster Logistics Board joins the Disaster Podcast team for a special two-part episode. Brian talks about unique ways the Disaster Logistics Board utilizes advanced imaging technology to map and document disaster zones for responders and emergency managers. The post Disaster Logistics Board with Founder Brian Sims, Part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:27:36

Federal, State, and Local Disaster Management and Integration

2/21/2019
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With special guest and Hinsdale County, Colorado emergency manager Troy Mead on the show this week, the gang talks about Federal, State, County, and local resource integration and assistance for disasters. Troy shares his extensive experience in both metropolitan and rural areas and discusses the different ways systems adjust and prepare for the disasters they're likely to face. Also on the show is Becky DePodwin, our disaster weather expert. The post Federal, State, and Local Disaster...

Duration:00:34:41

The Polar Vortex and Lasting Cold Weather Emergencies

2/14/2019
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We look at the effects of the Polar Vortex in this episode of the Disaster Podcast. The recent spate of extreme cold weather to strike the midwest and northeast of the country had far-reaching effects across the country. Numerous deaths and injuries were reported during the multi-day weather event. Kyle Nelson and Becky DePodwin, our two disaster weather experts lead the discussion on extreme cold and how the weather affects many aspects of emergency response and community resilience. The...

Duration:00:35:42

2019 XGames Medical Overview and Avalanche Rescue Response

2/7/2019
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It's the winter sports season in the northern hemisphere. That means rescuers must train and prepare for specific threats to the community including avalanche. Ski patrol member Kyle Nelson (our disaster weather expert) joins us this week to talk about his experience recently helping to coordinate medical response at the 2019 XGames in Aspen, Colorado. We then transition into talking about avalanches. Kyle helps us explore the causes of avalanches, risks involved in rescue and back-country...

Duration:00:34:24

Airway Management Research For Cardiac Arrest Management

1/31/2019
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Updates in high-quality CPR research is our topic today as we take a moment to chat with Dr. Joe Holley about the groundbreaking research he's been involved with around airway management during cardiac arrest. Joe discusses his recent trip to London to talk to a group of cardiac arrest experts from a variety of healthcare fields. On the show this week are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. The post Airway Management Research For Cardiac...

Duration:00:40:09

Texas Paramedic Attorney Wes Ogilvie on Dual Careers and EMS

1/24/2019
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This week we feature an interview with Texas paramedic/attorney Wes Ogilvie talking about his dual career as both an attorney for an agency of the State of Texas and a paramedic for a local EMS service in the Austin, Texas area. Wes talks about the professionalism required of volunteer EMS providers and the common misconceptions that holds for some paid EMS providers and services. He also shares some of his experiences caring for displaced people relocated to shelters in Austin following...

Duration:00:29:28

California Wildfire Ambulance Strike Team Response

1/17/2019
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In 2018, Paramedics Plus, the 911 ambulance provider for Alameda County, sent resources to Paradise to assist with emergency medical services and the search and rescue task force. The strike team provided mutual aid and helped with evacuations, including hospitals and nursing facilities during the most devastating fire in loss of life and property [...] The post California Wildfire Ambulance Strike Team Response appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:39:19

Sunstar EMS Special Operations Hurricane Response

1/10/2019
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When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle, the state activated several contingency plans to provide supplemental support services for local responders from other parts of the state. That included an ambulance task force from Sunstar Paramedics in Pinnelas County. The post Sunstar EMS Special Operations Hurricane Response appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:36:25

New Zealand Climate and Weather Disaster Preparedness

1/3/2019
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New Zealand's NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute. Its mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Climate Scientist Nava Fedaeff and meteorologist Ben Noll. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin. The post New Zealand Climate and Weather...

Duration:00:48:34

Is Safety Really First for Responders?

12/27/2018
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Safety should be third for first responders according to this august panel of disaster and EMS docs. On the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are Christopher Davis, MD, NRP, FAWM , Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, MFAWM , Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP , Benjamin Abo, DO, EMT-P, FAWM. We also have our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson. The post Is Safety Really First for Responders? appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:01:12:31

Training New USAR Dogs and Handlers

12/20/2018
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In this special episode, we take a look at USAR dogs in training and what it takes to learn how to become a new USAR dog trainer and handler on a federal disaster management USAR team. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Doc Joe Holley along with new USAR dog handler in training, Kimberly Holley. We also have both our disaster weather and emergency management experts on with Kyle Nelson and Becky...

Duration:00:37:36

A Look at National Trends in EMS Safety

12/13/2018
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With tragic accidents involving EMS vehicles, crews, and patients appearing in the news more and more, the Disaster Podcast team take on a look at trends in EMS safety at the national level. On the show are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Paragon Medical Education Group team member and EMS Educator Jim Logan and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin. The post A Look at National Trends in EMS Safety appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:33:54

Disaster Podcast Audience Questions, Part 2

12/6/2018
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In part 2 of this special episode, we take on more questions from our Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook Group. Returning to answer those questions are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin. This is a two-part episode so check on last week's episode for part one as we continue answering our audience questions. The post Disaster Podcast Audience Questions, Part 2 appeared first on...

Duration:00:41:26

Disaster Podcast Audience Questions, Part 1

11/29/2018
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In this special episode, we field questions from our Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook Group. Answering those questions are co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather and emergency management expert Becky DePodwin. This is a two-part episode so check back here next week for part two as we continue answering our audience questions. The post Disaster Podcast Audience Questions, Part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:31:28

How People and Events Shape Responders

11/23/2018
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Many things influence how we change over the course of our careers as responders and disaster healthcare providers. Some of them are good, and some bad, but they all shape us as we continue onward. Today on the show, co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley, and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. The post How People and Events Shape Responders appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:33:55

Wildfires, Winter Storms, and Weathering Disaster Response

11/16/2018
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In this episode, we have our regular podcast team on the show without a special guest so we can look at a string of current disasters facing the U.S. at this time. These include the first winter storm of the season for the Ohio Valley and the Northeastern U.S., as well as the deadly wildfires facing California responders. The post Wildfires, Winter Storms, and Weathering Disaster Response appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:43:31

International Disaster Response Systems with Christopher Chapman

11/2/2018
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In this episode, we have UK disaster response expert Christopher Chapman on the show. Chris is a member of the Disaster Podcast community in our Facebook group who proposed we look at disaster response systems in other countries. He comes on to talk with us about the UK's disaster response systems, the types of disasters commonly faced in Great Britain, and international mutual aid response systems. The post International Disaster Response Systems with Christopher Chapman appeared first on...

Duration:00:39:45