Podcast Episode

024: 4-H Fair Preparedness

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with the team from the Madison County Health Department and they discuss how to personally be prepared to remain safe and healthy while attending the Madison County 4-H Fair, as well as the preparations that occur from a food safety standpoint. Sit down with them and learn how to be more prepared before coming to this year’s fair!

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023: Active Shooter Situations and EMA

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with the new Director of Hamilton County EMA, Shane Booker. Shane just took over as director earlier in 2018, though he has years of experience in public safety. Todd and Shane discuss the active shooter incident that just occurred in a neighboring community to Madison County. Shane talks about how utilizing the Incident Command System allowed the cooperation of several agencies.

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022: Pet Preparedness (with Board of Animal Health)

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Denise Derrer from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Todd and Denise discuss how to be prepared in case a disaster strikes for the sake of your animals. It’s easy to forget that our animals have different needs than our own when it comes to being “disaster ready.”

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021: Low Head Dam Awareness

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Lt. Col Terry Hyndman of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and discusses a variety of topics surrounding awareness of low head dam safety. There are several in Madison County and it’s no secret there are several areas that are at risk of flooding. Sit down with Todd and Lt. Col Hyndman for the discussion.

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020: National EMS Week

In the spirit of National EMS Week, PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Craig Stevenson, a (very) active Paramedic in the community. Craig is a volunteer with Pendleton EMS, St. Vincent Hospital, AMR, and also teaches EMT classes locally. Todd and Craig talk about how things have changed in the field, project Stop the Bleed, and learning how to become an EMT/Paramedic.

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019: A Little of Everything (Again)

(Repeat) PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Jessa Ashton, a volunteer with Madison County EMA. Jessa participates as the coordinator for our CERT team, an adult supervisor of the Cadet’s program, outreach coordinator, and official photographer and graphic designer. Todd and Jessa talk about a variety of topics from CERT and it’s involvement in the community, the Cadets and all of the great things they’ve done, and the PIO outreach efforts.

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018: Wash Your Hands!, An Interview with the Health Department

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with three staff members from the Madison County Health Department. Joining Todd are Stephanie Grimes, Sharon Breckenridge, and Joe Davis. Each staff member represents a different focus area in the Health Department. The group discusses how to handle the difficulties of keeping from getting sick during or after long power outages by knowing what is safe to consume and what it not, how diseases spread so easily when simple necessities like running water and soap aren’t available, and how POD’s (Points of Distribution) work. They even talk about previous experiences in Madison County when the H1N1 pandemic struck and how we as emergency services responded. Oh, and please wash your hands.

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017: Project Lifesaver

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with the Sheriff of Madison County, Scott Mellinger. Todd and Scott discuss what the program is, how it works, who it is intended for, and how it can truly save lives. Project Lifesaver is a system that allows emergency responders to locate a lost loved one by using directional location systems. Join Todd and the Sheriff as they discuss this amazing program.

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016: Chaplains in Public Service

PIO Todd Harmeson sits down with Chaplains Don Billey and Gary McCaslin. Chaplain Billey is the pastor of the Main Street Church of God in Anderson and Chaplain McCaslin is the pastor of Alethia Fellowship Ministries in Anderson. Both are chaplains with the Anderson Police Department. Sit down with Todd, Don, and Gary as they discuss the life of being a chaplain from blessing the officers before going out on shift to giving death notifications to families that lost a loved one. Don and Gary discuss the difficulties that sometimes come out of being a chaplain, how they help people of the community, and of course act as spiritual guides for our public servants.

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015: Volunteer Appreciation Week

PIO Todd Harmeson and the Executive Director of Madison County EMA, Tom Ecker sit down and discuss the value volunteers bring to an agency like ours. MCEMA is made up of 7 divisions of a total of 110 volunteers. Without the volunteers, the essential functions MCEMA provides to Madison County would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in labor for paid employees. As Tom put it, we are “Unpaid Professionals”