Disaster Podcast

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!




The Polar Vortex and Lasting Cold Weather Emergencies

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.



2019 XGames Medical Overview and Avalanche Rescue Response

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...



Airway Management Research For Cardiac Arrest Management

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.



Texas Paramedic Attorney Wes Ogilvie on Dual Careers and EMS

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.



California Wildfire Ambulance Strike Team Response

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,


 2019-01-17  39m

Sunstar EMS Special Operations Hurricane Response

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 Paramedic...


 2019-01-10  36m

New Zealand Climate and Weather Disaster Preparedness

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 plane...


 2019-01-03  48m

Is Safety Really First for Responders?

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 ,


 2018-12-27  n/a

Training New USAR Dogs and Handlers

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 ...


 2018-12-20  37m

A Look at National Trends in EMS Safety

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 join...


 2018-12-13  33m