EMS World Podcasts
PFD Comm’r Adam Thiel on Hazmat Disasters: Bonus Episode

PFD Comm’r Adam Thiel on Hazmat Disasters: Bonus Episode

July 21, 2020

In 2019, the Philadelphia Fire Dept. helped handle a refinery fire that lasted 3 months.  Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel speaks with Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen about where he sees the need for EMS on hazmat incidents. Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe. 

 

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The Role of EMS in Hazmat Disasters

The Role of EMS in Hazmat Disasters

July 15, 2020

Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe. Associate Editor Val Amato reads her article "A Blast in the Backyard" describing a 2019 oil refinery explosion in Philadelphia, and Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen talks with Randy Kearns, DHA, assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans, about chemical burn injuries and other injuries specific to hazmat and CBRNE-related events.

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Double Sequential Defibrillation

Double Sequential Defibrillation

July 1, 2020

Double sequential external defibrillation (DSED) is a potential new intervention for patients in ventricular fibrillation who don't respond to traditional resuscitation, but it has yet to be supported by sound evidence. EMS World's Jonathan Bassett sits down with paramedic, researcher and educator Ian Drennan to discuss his research into the novel method and his article in EMS World's July 2020 issue.

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