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        This is the official Academic Crest of all Element Rescue, LLC affiliated advanced higher learning institutions.  It may resemble or remind you of a prestigious academic crest like Harvard's..... and it should. Mainly because our emblem is also a crest and it has a similar color...In contrast ,we aren’t whining, baby, rich kids, (this excludes Dave Callaway...and his wife...and one other person but I can’t recall their name) who get spoon fed irrelevant crap that will allow you to make a six figure salary.  We also happen to not be accredited as any type of university.  On top of that, we really aren’t (technically) a higher learning institution, nor do we (technically) have any affiliates.  Not to worry, we do have a PhD program of instruction in Bad Ass Rescue.  As a side note, if you happen to be well-versed in Bad Ass rescue, you should ask yourself, "Do I really need to strive for bad ass status in anything else?"...(The  And as a final, very important note...We DO drink Guinness beer, and HAVE partaken in the consumption of Irish Car bombs within a 3 mile radius of Harvard, and since Guinness is “wicked” popular in Boston ("Baaahstahnn") and the surrounding areas...(including freakin’ Cambridge),  we believe that participating in these activities in such close proximity to educational institutions of such high caliber, qualifies us as having a substantial (yet unoffical) connection or affiliation with the aforementioned institution. (at least that's what we've been told)...(but by a very reliable source)...(actually, that's what we heard from a friend, of a friend, whose brother may (or may not) work at NASA, which would make him really credible in my opinion).  Also, Harvard’s Crest has Latin writing (lame), and ours has halligans (totally awesome)...enough said.

Modern Icon disrupts K9 gear technologies....and more
September 10, 2017

Our discussion with Lee about all things Modern Icon...How it began, its rise to bad assness, its innovative designs, and lots, lots more.

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Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part II
September 05, 2017

Our chat with Andy continued...  A bunch of things are discussed, including Andy being a "Trekkie" and a "Star Warsian"... Unit conversions... Andy's cats... and his dead squirrel, Gunter (RIP), and a bunch of collapse info.  We reached a friction point where Andy questioned, "is this date over?"...but we reconciled and finished the podcast.  Below is the structural collapse physiology graphic Andy and I discuss...

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Structural Collapse with Andy Schrader of Recon Response- Part I
September 01, 2017

This is the first part of our talk with Andy from Recon Response, on all things structural collapse.  Andy is a shy, but caring structural engineer (who will tell you about his education in this podcast), who assists USAR teams in the areas of education and rapid structural triage.  We've known Andy for awhile, and his vast knowledge of the science / nonlinear physics of structural collapse has greatly enhanced our programs of instruction when organic assets are at a minimum. 

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Disruptive Mountain Rescue...and Whatnot
August 01, 2018

Sean and Brent hang out discussing mountain rescue, decreasing time to patient times, meat anchors, thoughts on ways to decrease your evacuation times...DJ AM, anchor evaluation, and other topics you can not live without knowing...

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Casualty Management Disruption- Part II
July 19, 2018

Part 2 - Ryan & Sean talk how to integrate med and rescue training into your teams everyday training, decreasing complexity, building your speed up for rescue and bail-outs, the negative side of stimulus-response training, gaining SA for self and buddy rescues, redefining what rescue is- for your context, Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis): what they are, why you need one, and how to use them to fight terrorism, Micromastery, Micro assault rescue kits, NWA and Easy-E...

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Casualty Management Disruption- Part I
July 15, 2018

Sean and Ryan start a multi part series on all things...casualty management, caffeine, California Pollo Loco, Bail-outs, Cuban Coffee, Gangster Rap, and...whatnot...

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CTECC 2018 Pre Meeting Podcast
May 13, 2018

Unedited pre-conference chit chat with Sean McKay and Brendan have to listen to find out what is inside.

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Episode V: Operational Hacking: Science- Part 1
March 19, 2019

We're back, Hacking Science with Ricky Ditzel, Esq. III- Lead R&D guy with SOM-C, the editor for the Journal of High Threat and Austere Medicine, and, flight medic in the Army. Self described huge fan of The Eagles (not the Bald kind or the legendary band kind...just the Philadelphia kind.)
In Part one of this two part discussion, Sean apologizes to Ricky and they discuss the first time they hugged at SOMSA.  Ricky spits out disruptive smart guy stuff like a lyrical genius…things like; calcium chloride, calcium gluconate, calcium neutral safe places, and something called DIC…which turned out to be totally different than what Ryan and Sean were thinking. Clotting cascade physiology, fibrinogen and fibrin, some info about his working group- which has smart guys with very odd initials and credentials after their names…Also...some protocol creations, a few specific dumb ass comments that others have made in opposition to Ricky's calcium crusade, a little flight medic insight with triage and hand-offs, but, most importantly…we discuss 3 other things, that when combined, will make you appear 33% better looking to 42% of the members of the opposite sex…FACT(ish). The mathematical wizardry used to calculate those percentages was performed using RCT and Meta-analysis with a p value of 0.05…so #EBM and #epistemology (how James Ferrier the Scottish philosopher would be puking in his mouth now…) Oh, and the squats that Ryan will be doing to prepare for his own crusade of bringing back the 1970’s era Ocean Pacific corduroy short shorts…

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Disruptive Rescue: Episode V
February 08, 2017

This episode is the third in our three part series with Dominick Briganti.

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C-TECC Pre-Conference Podcast Part 2
May 31, 2017

This second podcast is a continuation of our discussion with Brendan Hartford and Mark Anderson prior to the C-TECC committee meeting at this years SOMA conference.

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C-TECC Pre-Conference Podcast Part 1
May 21, 2017

 C-TECC  topics covered (pre-meeting) with Sean McKay, Mark Anderson, and Brendan Hartford

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Episode VI: Operational Hacking- Science- Part 2
May 05, 2019

Part 2 of our conversation with Ricky (finally...sorry)... We hit on more aspects concerning the Ground force - Aeromedical interaction, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Environmental -Based Medicine...and Experienced-Based Medicine, and more.

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