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COL(R) Edward B. Lucci, M.D.- Disaster Preparedness and CBRN Defense Expert- Response to 9/11

In this episode you will hear Dr. Lucci describe some interesting experiences he had working the FBI Hostage Rescue Team as well as the U.S. Marshals Service in overseas locations. He talks about how he became interested in Bioterrorism Preparedness and how he became a subject matter expert in the Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Warfare casualties as well as Regional Disaster Response.

Dr. Lucci provides a behind the scenes look at how Walter Reed Army Medical Center responded to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. He was amongst the first responders from Walter Reed and played a major role in managing the triage portion of the onsite casualty evaluation and treatment efforts. He recounts some incredible stories of providing care and using POVs to transport the injured to local hospitals as the Emergency Management System was extremely taxed.

COL (Dr.) Lucci talks about how to prepare for bioterrorism and other disasters both at home and abroad and provides some specific examples of real-world scenarios from Walter Reed as well as from his multiple deployments. He shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides some valuable advice for all listeners. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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