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Hurricane Irma Federal Search and Rescue Efforts


Hurricane Irma Palm Tree WindsIn this special follow-up episode on the Federal response to Hurricane Irma in Florida and the southeastern U.S. and Caribbean Islands. We have Dr. Joe Holley on in his role on the Federal IST (Incident Support Team) and Sam Bradley with her JPATS deployment.

We touch on the fact that regular response still happens on top of the disaster needs. Joe and the IST ended up being called upon to assist in the response to a cardiac arrest inside their hotel because local responders had a delayed response because of the increased call volume.

More Episodes From Hurricane Irma Response

We will be bringing you more special updates from our deployed Disaster Podcast team members as we get them in.

Stay tuned here to the Disaster Podcast website at or on our Disaster Podcast Facebook group for updates and discussion.

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 for more information on how this can be brought into your system.




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