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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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@podmedic

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English


Episodes

Disaster Response and Training Impacts from Lessons Learned Part 1

7/11/2019
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We talk about disaster response in the past and its impact on preparedness training and drills in part one of this two-part episode featuring two esteemed disaster physicians from Ohio. Drs. Nicholas Kman and Daniel Bachman, both from Ohio State University Medical Center come on the show following a meet up with Dr. Joe [...] The post Disaster Response and Training Impacts from Lessons Learned Part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:28:37

Trek Medics Improve Emergency Response in Emerging Nations and Disasters (Part 2 of 2)

7/4/2019
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This week on the show we bring you part two of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of [...] The post Trek Medics Improve Emergency Response in Emerging Nations and Disasters (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:27:36

Trek Medics Improve Emergency Response in Emerging Nations and Disasters (Part 1 of 2)

6/29/2019
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This week on the show we bring you part one of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of [...] The post Trek Medics Improve Emergency Response in Emerging Nations and Disasters (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:34:15

Heat Injury and Stress Effect on Disaster and Wilderness Rescuers

6/14/2019
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A look at heat and hot weather health effects on responders and disaster rescuers. We have Wilderness PA, a.k.a. James Corbin on the show today to talk about preparing for hot weather rescue operations as summer approaches here in the northern hemisphere. The post Heat Injury and Stress Effect on Disaster and Wilderness Rescuers appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:59:25

USAR Dog Wellness with Dr. Lori Gordon

6/6/2019
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USAR Dogs are an essential part of many disaster recovery and rescue operations. Often, though, their needs are not well understood by other responders and incident commanders. This week on the show, we invited veterinarian Dr. Lori Gordon on the show to share her expertise on USAR dog wellness and how to best address those [...] The post USAR Dog Wellness with Dr. Lori Gordon appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:50:43

Physical Aptitude Testing for Disaster Responders with Dave Bremson

5/31/2019
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We look at training for personal preparedness and testing for physical aptitude with Dave Bremson from Safe Mind, LLC. We talk about the annual re-certification testing for physical aptitude he helped create for the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association. We also talk about his special personal [...] The post Physical Aptitude Testing for Disaster Responders with Dave Bremson appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:01:01:01

Volunteers in Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts

5/24/2019
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We tackle the importance of volunteers in disaster response and recovery on this week's episode of the Disaster Podcast. In some communities, volunteers from the backbone of the first responder force. How does this dynamic affect response to disasters and what does it mean for overall community resilience? The post Volunteers in Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:52:51

Emergency Dispatchers, The Forgotten First Responders

5/9/2019
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On this week's episode, we take a look into the lives of emergency dispatchers. Our disaster weather expert and emergency dispatcher, Kyle Nelson, is the featured guest this week. Kyle talks about the challenges of being a dispatcher and urges all first responders to keep their dispatch center staff in mind when putting together debriefings and after-action discussions for all events, large or small. It's important to remember these forgotten members of the emergency chain of survival and...

Duration:00:54:08

Pet Preparedness and Evacuation for Owners and Responders

5/2/2019
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Protecting our pets is important to all of us. So why do we not include them in our preparedness planning for our families? In this episode of the Disaster Podcast we look at pet preparedness in the face of disasters, what the law says at the federal level about pets and evacuations, and how responders can better prepare for pet evacuation alongside their owners. The post Pet Preparedness and Evacuation for Owners and Responders appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:49:53

Cumulative Stress in Responders with Dan McGuire

4/25/2019
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After a friend of the show checked in to report on some personal cumulative stress issues as a paramedic, we decided to tackle this issue head on with the expert himself. We brought back Dan McGuire from CISM Perspectives to talk about updates to the ways work-related stress for first responders is handled. The biggest change Dan noted was a focus on building resiliency into initial first responder education and ongoing training before the critical incident occurs. The post Cumulative...

Duration:01:00:22

Paragon in Bangkok Talking CPR and Resuscitation

4/11/2019
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Teaching about CPR and ventilation effectiveness in resuscitation with Paragon Medical Education Group. Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan traveled to Bangkok, Thailand recently to teach medical professionals from all over southeastern Asia and the Pacific Rim about the latest research they've been conducting on ventilation and CPR. Their educational sessions were well-received by the attendees at the conference and many expect to return and make changes to resuscitation practices in...

Duration:00:23:52

Bomb-Cyclone and Severe Weather Impacts Winter 2019

4/4/2019
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A few weeks ago a weather event called a Bomb-Cyclone struck the US midwest from Colorado through the central plains states. A bomb-cyclone or bombogenesis is the rapid deepening of an extratropical cyclonic low-pressure area. The change in pressure needed to classify something as explosive cyclogenesis is latitude dependent. This [...] The post Bomb-Cyclone and Severe Weather Impacts Winter 2019 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:32:19

Safety and Situational Awareness Practices Down Under

3/28/2019
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Another look at "Safety Third" following a Disaster Podcast Facebook group discussion on the subject. In this case, we check in with podcast community member Lee Caulfield-Marsh, A paramedic based in Queensland Australia. He posed several questions to our docs on the Facebook group and prompted us to put together this episode. The post Safety and Situational Awareness Practices Down Under appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:49:12

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