It takes the entire community working together to effectively respond to a disaster. Trained first responders and medical professionals are key to saving lives. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants play a vital role, but it's crucial that community agencies know your specialties and how you can to be best utilized before a disaster strikes. Nurse practitioner Lt. Colonel Ed Mello joins host Mimi Secor to discuss how advanced practice clinicians can be involved in disaster training and what goes into becoming part of a disaster team.