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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!

Disaster Podcas‪t‬ Jamie Davis, Sam Bradley, Joe Holley, Kyle Nelson

    • Medicine
    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

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!

    Mental Health Resilience in the Face of PTSD and other Stress Injury

    Mental Health Resilience in the Face of PTSD and other Stress Injury

    Dr. Norman Itkowitz, PhD joins us to discuss mental health resilience among first responders. Norman himself was a disaster survivor as a resident of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina struck the city. He talks about how dealing with that event helped him in his practice talking to police and fire departments about stress injury disorders and how to deal with them.

    Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin and her husband and fellow meteorologist, Dan DePodwin open the show with a review of all the severe winter weather striking the U.S. south, especially the power and water supply issues facing the state of Texas.

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

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    Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!





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

    • 44 min
    Continued Active Winter Weather Patterns on the Disaster Podcast

    Continued Active Winter Weather Patterns on the Disaster Podcast

    Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin is joined by her husband and fellow meteorologist, Dan DePodwin to talk about the continuing active winter weather pattern over the United States and Canada. They discuss the dipping arctic air causing record cold temperatures.

    We also discuss many of the specific weather events including ice storms in the American south, multiple chain-reaction motor vehicle accidents on interstate highways, and nor’easters off the Atlantic coast.

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

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    Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!





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

    • 23 min
    Extreme Disaster Weather Roundup with Becky and Dan DePodwin

    Extreme Disaster Weather Roundup with Becky and Dan DePodwin

    Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin is joined by her husband and fellow meteorologist, Dan DePodwin to talk about the week of extreme disaster weather from across the country. They started off covering the recent fatal tornadoes to strike the U.S. south.

    The worst was an EF-3 Tornado that struck the Birmingham, Alabama suburbs this past week. Becky mentions a photo on Twitter linked in this article from a man who got out just in time before a 2×4 piece of lumber was driven through his bedroom wall.

    They shifted focus to the atmospheric river effect funneling moisture into the central Pacific coast and into the Rockies. Extreme amounts of rain and snow fell into California and into Colorado and other mountain states. The front is forecast to eventually bring a large amount of snow to the mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S.

    Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

    Join the Discussion



    Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!





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

    • 33 min
    LabX Disaster Role Playing Game for Community Resilience

    LabX Disaster Role Playing Game for Community Resilience

    Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin came on the show to talk about a recent training class she took on community resilience in disaster planning. The LabX Extreme Event Game is designed to give participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation.

    Developed by the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Science Museum (now LabX) in collaboration with the ResilientAmerica Roundtable, Extreme Event’s content draws on recommendations from the seminal National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative and has been reviewed by experts and staff of the National Academies.

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

    Join the Discussion



    Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!





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

    • 35 min
    Updating Training Routines for Disaster Responders During COVID-19

    Updating Training Routines for Disaster Responders During COVID-19

    Dr. Joe Holley returned recently from a training exercise for USAR teams to work out new training routines for disaster responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked at ways to keep team members safe from infection while performing their essential duties during major disaster events.

    We also looked at recent and upcoming weather forecasts for the country and talked about how weather impacts both training and response for disaster teams. Dr. Joe gives an update on COVID infection rates and hospital resilience in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Also on the show were meteorologist Dan DePodwin and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

    Join the Discussion



    Join the discussion after the show with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic in our Disaster Podcast Facebook Group now!





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

    • 30 min
    Disaster Podcast Episodes 2020 Year in Review

    Disaster Podcast Episodes 2020 Year in Review

    Meteorologist Becky DePodwin, and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, got together for this episode to look back the many episodes covered over the previous year that was 2020 on the Disaster Podcast. Each of the team picked a few stand-out episodes as well as talked about what they looked forward to covering in 2021 as the new year kicks off.

    Here are the picks for each team member:

    Meteorologist Kyle Nelson sent in his picks even though he couldn’t be on the recording.



    * Wildland Fires, Smoke and Effects on Air Quality

    * Wilderness EMS Burnout with James Corbin and David Bremson

    * Favorite Guest: Bobbie Merica and her book on building resilience in children, If I Have to Grow, It’s Good to Know.



    Becky DePodwin’s picks were:



    * Preparedness and Planning for 2020 Winter XGames with Kyle Nelson

    * Stress Management in the Face of COVID-19 Response and Treatment

    * First Responder Mental Health and Stress Injury Awareness

    * Using Modular Custom Shelter Systems from Harbor Wellness

    * StEER Data from NHERI Reviewed Following Hurricane Laura



    Jamie Davis’ picks were:



    * COVID-19 Patient Presentation Update with Dr. Joe Holley

    * Disaster Information Management and Readiness with Rob Neppell from CEDR Digital Corps

    * First Responder Mental Health and Stress Injury Awareness with Dr. Randy DuPont PhD.



    Sam Bradley’s picks were:



    * Weird Winter Weather Test with Dan DePodwin

    * USAR Doc In Training with Dr. Sam Ni

    * Boots on the Ground in Cookeville, Tennessee Post-Tornado

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

greggyshmeggy ,

Very informational

Very informational, you can learn so much but sometimes it may seem a little drawn out and boring but the info is worth it

Heatherhup ,

Informative and interesting, for us "normal" people

This podcasts is a fantastic listen for civilians wanting to know more about disaster response. It's comforting to know that we have experts such as you to plan for the unexpected. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.

auntywu ,

What about the Wildfires on the west coast??

Hi guys! I am a RN, and got interested in disaster medicine about 2 years ago when I started volunteering with the Red Cross. I was able to deploy to CA Wildfires, flood in Baton Rouge, and Hurricane Matthew last summer and gain some incredible experiences. I love listening to your podcast. Haven't missed an episode, however, I live on the West coast and we have been experiencing some devastating wildfires! I haven't heard one thing mentioned about it. I'm just curious...
Thank you for all your hard work!

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