36 min

Episode #36 | When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities Demystifying NMO & MOG

    • Medicine

In this episode, we discuss emergency preparedness and inclusivity with our guest, Brian Kosczuk, a second-generation paramedic and Pennsylvania EMS Educator of the Year.
Brian shares how living with a rare disease, myositis, and being a cardiac arrest survivor have allowed him to see different perspectives and how that shapes his role as a first responder, educator, and advocate.
Brian also discusses the challenges and solutions for ensuring emergency alerts and responses are accessible to people with disabilities. From adaptive technologies to the role of local emergency managers in accommodating specific needs, he provides valuable insights into making emergency services more inclusive.
Tune in as he gets us thinking about how to prepare for the worst.

ABOUT US:
The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and
was made possible with the generous support of Genentech.

SOCIAL & WEBSITE:
Brian Kosczuk
LinkedIn - https://tinyurl.com/2he45j6n

Demystifying NMO podcast
Instagram - www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog
Twitter - twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO

The Sumaira Foundation
Website - www.sumairafoundation.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation
Voices of NMO & MOG - www.sumairafoundation.org/awareness/voices-of-nmo/

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
(FEMA and the American Red Cross)
https://tinyurl.com/ycjpxga2

People with Disabilities (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) https://www.ready.gov/disability

Disability and Health Emergency Preparedness (CDC)
https://tinyurl.com/yg73h3uu

SUPPORT THE PODCAST
Donate to Illuminate
https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/

CREDITS:
Producer & Host - Brian Dawson
Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

In this episode, we discuss emergency preparedness and inclusivity with our guest, Brian Kosczuk, a second-generation paramedic and Pennsylvania EMS Educator of the Year.
Brian shares how living with a rare disease, myositis, and being a cardiac arrest survivor have allowed him to see different perspectives and how that shapes his role as a first responder, educator, and advocate.
Brian also discusses the challenges and solutions for ensuring emergency alerts and responses are accessible to people with disabilities. From adaptive technologies to the role of local emergency managers in accommodating specific needs, he provides valuable insights into making emergency services more inclusive.
Tune in as he gets us thinking about how to prepare for the worst.

ABOUT US:
The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and
was made possible with the generous support of Genentech.

SOCIAL & WEBSITE:
Brian Kosczuk
LinkedIn - https://tinyurl.com/2he45j6n

Demystifying NMO podcast
Instagram - www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog
Twitter - twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO

The Sumaira Foundation
Website - www.sumairafoundation.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation
Voices of NMO & MOG - www.sumairafoundation.org/awareness/voices-of-nmo/

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
(FEMA and the American Red Cross)
https://tinyurl.com/ycjpxga2

People with Disabilities (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) https://www.ready.gov/disability

Disability and Health Emergency Preparedness (CDC)
https://tinyurl.com/yg73h3uu

SUPPORT THE PODCAST
Donate to Illuminate
https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/

CREDITS:
Producer & Host - Brian Dawson
Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

36 min