50 episodes

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 22 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!

    Report From The Field with Dr. Joe Holley on Kentucky Deployment

    Report From The Field with Dr. Joe Holley on Kentucky Deployment

    Dr. Joe Holley has been deployed with Tennessee Task Force One USAR team as part of the Federal FEMA response teams helping state and local resources in search and rescue efforts in Kentucky for over a week and a half. He checks in with us from the field to give us an update on what his teams are seeing and how the deployment is progressing.

    If you haven’t followed this story, here’s a link to the original Kentucky flooding event, called a 1 in a thousand type weather event. We covered it right after Joe deployed in the podcast before this one. Here’s our episode link for that recording, Flooding, Flooding Everywhere on the Disaster Podcast.

    Check out the photos from TN-TF1 shared to our Disaster Podcast facebook page here.

    This episode is hosted by Jamie Davis and he is joined by weather and emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin.



    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.

    • 15 min
    Flooding, Flooding Everywhere on the Disaster Podcast

    Flooding, Flooding Everywhere on the Disaster Podcast

    Static weather fronts are dumping double-digit inches of rain on parts of the South-Western and Mid-Western United States. Kentucky in particular has been severely affected with a major state disaster declaration in place and Federal FEMA response teams on the way to bolster state and local resources in search and rescue efforts as the rain continues to fall.

    Kevin Reiter, of TheBrokenNomad.com, a former dive medic and water rescue expert, comes on the show to share his experience with the listeners. Dr. Joe Holley, himself just activated to deploy to Kentucky, is also on the show. He talks about how the Federal rescue resources integrate with the state and local rescuers. He also talks about the types of specific rescue resources he’ll be deployed with.

    Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis on this episode of the Disaster Podcast.



    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
    Messaging on Extreme Heat in Northern Europe

    Messaging on Extreme Heat in Northern Europe

    Dan Chapman joins us from the U.K. on this episode. He’s an emergency management planner over there and comes on the show to discuss how they’re handling the messaging around the recent heat emergency they dealt with. Our meteorologists share the weather and climate reasons for the heatwave much of the earth’s northern hemisphere is experiencing over recent weeks. We talk about how messaging the public with alerts is a fine line between providing actionable information and the perception of nagging.

    Heatwave Plan for England

    Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, along with meteorologists Dan and Becky DePodwin.



    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.

    • 36 min
    Summer Weather Challenges

    Summer Weather Challenges

    This week on the show, we talk about recent weather impacts across the U.S. and the unique preparedness challenges they present. From record heat waves impacting already historic drought conditions in the Western U.S. to record floods and rainfall in parts of the Eastern U.S., all people are facing some sort of weather related challenge. Even parts of Europe are facing record setting heat waves.

    Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, along with meteorologists Dan and Becky DePodwin.



    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
    Gun Violence Aftermath

    Gun Violence Aftermath

    We tackle a difficult topic on the Disaster Podcast this week. We look at the challenges associated with gun violence and mass shooter event prevention. Guest Gary Christmann comes on to talk about the issues around stress for first responders after such events.

    Host Sam Bradley talks about various apolitical prevention efforts that are out there including Sandy Hook Promise. Kyle Nelson brings up Colorado’s Safe2Tell.org program.

    Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, Dr. Joe Holley, and meteorologist Kyle Nelson.



    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.

    • 41 min
    Summer Disaster Preparedness

    Summer Disaster Preparedness

    In today’s episode we bring the Disaster Podcast regulars together to talk about preparing for summer disasters and heat related injury and illnesses associated with this time of year. We talked about the extreme heat affecting a large portion of the U.S. and the drought conditions in the west and southwest of the United States. With the Colorado snowpack melting sooner than usual, it doesn’t look good to improve the conditions increasing the drought.

    Dr. Joe Holley talked about dealing with heat related injuries at an Air Show near Memphis recently. He discussed common issues and how to recognize Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. The team discussed the “Orange Man” graphic used by the CDC and National Weather Service about heat illness and injury.

    Join co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, along with disaster emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin, and meteorologists Kyle Nelson and Dan DePodwin.



    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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

Bobbb5667 ,

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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