Friday March 27th 2015

Posts Tagged ‘hazardous materials’

A Zombie Apocalypse! Episode 34

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No Really! Would you be able to handle 240 zombies at a football stadium? Well Delaware County, Ohio found out this past October when they held a disaster drill in which people were turned into, well, um…zombies! But it is not completely their fault…the CDC started it all.

We also discuss a more traditional disaster drill but on a geographically larger scale as well as a one that deals with public preparedness. Which is better? Which is more effective? Which is more fun?

Join Assistant Chief Mike Schuiling from Delaware County EMS, Brain Galligher of Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Steve Murphy, Jeremiah Bush, and Kyle David Bates as we talk about disaster preparedness evaluation.

“Ya got what ya got!” Rural Disaster Management Ep 23

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Once again we are at the 17th Annual Interior Region EMS Council Symposium in Fairbanks, Alaska where we talk with Yvonne Howard from Eagle EMS about 2 major disasters in her area.

Imagine being one of a few responders caring for numerous injured passengers of a tour bus that had crashed. Now imagine being with them alone for hours with only 1 ambulance and its supplies. This is first topic we discuss.

The second disaster Yvonne tells a heart wrenching tale of how Eagle was essentially wiped out by a solid tsunami of ice in May of 2009 and how they have yet to recover.

Join Wilma Vinton, Steve Murphy, and Kyle David Bates as they talk with Yvonne about how small rural communities deal with such disasters.

Our podcast also opens with the winner of the 1st Vendor Sponsorship Drawing, Clint Bodily of Laerdal.

 

Candy Cane BLEVE w/ Gingerbreadization – Episode 15

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How would you deal with an MVC of a high-profile bowl-full-of-jelly bariatric patient involving multiple small patients as well as nine caribou-type animals?

Using some tongue-in-cheek we look at the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in regards to media relations, extrication of the bariatric patient, arriving safely, establishing a safe work zone, alternate fuel vehicles, START triage, and briefly discuss dealing with injured animals. We also look at the hazardous material Christmas Magic, reindeer droppings, looting of presents, and the defibrillation of Rudolph.

So from Rick Russotti, Robert Raheb, Allen Bubel, Kyle David Bates, and Chris Kaiser we wish you a safe and joyous Holiday Season. Merry Christmas!

On a serious, sad note we dedicate this episode to EMT Laura Elizabeth Pullam, 29, of Lowndesboro, Alabama who died after being struck by a passing car on December 15, 2010. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Opening song, “Santas too Drunk to Drive” by The Hot Rods and found on Music Alley.

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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