Saturday March 28th 2015

Expect the Unexpected! Episode 8

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The response to an explosion can be difficult, but have it at an airport and across the street from your EOC can really make things interesting. We use this case to delve into scene management and hazardous materials.

Now the response to this is pretty obvious, but what about the call for the guy sleeping in his car? When you arrive he appears unconscious. Is it a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or stroke? Do you throw open the door and begin assessing? 99 times out of 100 you’ll do this and be OK, but what if his unconsciousness is really death? What if his method of killing himself was a chemical suicide? These are growing in prevalence and by quickly trying to get in there you may actually be putting yourself in danger.

We finally conclude our podcast by expecting the unexpected. Was the MVC a result of poor driving or was the patient overcome as the result of chemicals? If your first EMT drops, do you send in more?

Join Wilma Vinton, Brad Buck, Steve Murphy, Charlotte Crawford, Tim Loucks, David Rockney, Kyle David Bates, with Rick Russotti from the Mitigation Journal Co-Hosting!

Sad to report but a veteran Connecticut State Trooper,  Trooper First Class Kenneth Hall, was killed in I-91 accident on September 2, 2010.

On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Air Evac 30 out of Arkansas crashed killing the 3 crew members on board. Pilot Ken Robertson, flight paramedic Gayla Gregory and flight nurse Kenneth Meyer Jr. were all killed.

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