D4H Emergency Response Podcast (mp3)

D4H Emergency Response Podcast (mp3)
By Decisions For Heroes
About this podcast
Better decisions save lives.

We're helping emergency services save more lives by making better decisions. Decisions [D4H] is a collaborative rescue team management tool, that helps record and analyse rescue operations. Instead of archiving information as paperwork, we generate real-time profiles of members, available resources, and experience levels. Decisions for Heroes uses this data to deliver live and intelligent information to the field.
Latest episodes
Sept. 12, 2013
In this episode Adam talks to Dan about managing risk in an emergency response - during the incident.
Aug. 22, 2013
In our interview with HAZMAT Mike, he gave us 4 basic principles to follow as non-HAZMAT responders who may be presented with a HAZMAT situation. 1. Approach the incident from the upwind position. Imagine the chemicals are a fire, approach with the smoke blowing the opposite direction to your approach. 2. Protect yourself as much as possible using whatever your organization has such as gloves, goggles and respiratory protection when dealing with persons who are affected. 3. Be aware of the 'Site Security' such as taping off areas to keep other people out of the 'Hot Area'. 4. Identify and report the chemical that has been released. HAZMAT Mike has also developed an online 'HAZMAT Material Specialist' course. This course is the highest certification for hazardous materials responders in the USA. This certification allows HAZMAT Teams to advance in various Federal Levels and would be of great benefit to responders worldwide. It is offered through www.madonna.edu using the course code; OSH4180. To find out more about 'Scene Safety For The Non-HAZMAT Responder' and the 'HAZMAT Material Specialist' course - Pop on the kettle, take off the PPE, Recharge your SCBA Cylinder, throw the BSI gloves in the medical bin and sit back and enjoy the premier emergency response chat.
July 25, 2013
Adam interviews Conor Barry from Wexford Marine Watch. WMW provide visible patrols on the city's bridge to help stop suicides. Adam also interviews Greg Lyons from the Irish Red Cross Dublin Unit and tells us about what his unit gets up to.
July 12, 2013
Adam discusses the increase in drownings in Ireland - due to the clement weather, and he showcases how the Irish Water Safety CEO John Leech is using [D4H] to collate data, identify likely area's and age groups in order to prevent/minimise future drownings. Adam also wonders about the role of Fire Fighters in the wake of the 19 'Hot Shots' killed in Arizona. The president of Calgary Search & Rescue also comes on the show to share his views of their recent deployment to the Alberta Floods.
June 26, 2013
In this episode Adam talks about the Alberta Flooding and two of the teams connected to [D4H] who have been heavily involved with helping out. The Unique Incident Identification Numbers that was just released and he also interviews a Dublin Fire Fighter.
May 22, 2013
In this episode, Adam & Robin discuss ways to manage your personal mental health after an incident, The Moore Tornado in Oklahoma, Interview a Surrey SAR member and talk about Robin & Marc's recent visit to Canada.
April 17, 2013
In this episode, Adam and Robin discuss discuss Multi Casualty Incidents in the wake of the Boston Bombing; http://bit.ly/12iKXCS, Talk about showing compassion to your fellow responders; http://bit.ly/11XIjm5 and talk to Kyle who is a Volunteer Search and Rescuer in Canada.
April 3, 2013
In this episode, Adam and Robin discuss discuss the importance of managing the expectations for emergency responders, interview Lynette who is a registered nurse/CERT team member and talk about the 'Blood Bikes'. http://bit.ly/12aKDbF Pop on the kettle, take off the PPE, throw the BSI gloves in the medical bin and sit back and enjoy the premier emergency response chat. Find out more at http://decisions.d4h.org
March 27, 2013
In this episode, Adam and Marc discuss; Improving the culture in your emergency response organization and give advice about staying safe on Twitter for emergency responders and Adam interviews Mike who is a FF/Hazmat Technician in Michigan. Pop on the kettle, take off the PPE, throw the BSI gloves in the medical bin and sit back and enjoy the premier emergency response chat. Find out more at http://decisions.d4h.org
March 20, 2013
In this episode, Adam and Marc; Discuss the 8 qualities your should look for when hiring a responder, how community engagement can save lives and Adam interviews David, who is a FF/Paramedic with Portland Fire. Find out more about Decisions [D4H] here. Pop on the kettle, take off the PPE, throw the BSI gloves in the medical bin and sit back and enjoy the premier emergency response chat.