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Allison G. S. Knox

Passionate about the issues affecting ambulances and disaster management, Allison focuses on Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services policy. Allison has taught at the undergraduate level since 2010. Prior to teaching, she worked in a level-one trauma center emergency department and for a member of congress in Washington, D.C. She holds four Master’s degrees in Emergency Management, National Security Studies, International Relations, History, a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is also trained in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, is an Emergency Medical Technician, Lifeguard and a Lifeguard Instructor. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society, Vice Chair of the Tactical Emergency Medical Support Committee with the International Public Safety Association, the Advocacy Committee with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and also serves as the Advocacy Coordinator of Virginia for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Vehicle-Ramming Attacks Will Necessitate Policy Changes

Vehicle ramming attacks: As terrorists find new ways to injure or kill to express their political ideas, such attacks will continue to evolve.

After-Action Reports Reveal Critical Management Flaws

Emergency managers often stress the importance of after-action reports because they highlight the key points of how an emergency was managed.

Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael

The aftermath of Hurricane Michael will teach communities resiliency lessons that will allow emergency managers and residents to work more effectively when those storms occur.

PTSD Awareness Helps First Responders During Holidays 

PTSD Awareness: The holiday season is a great time to showcase the importance of mental health services for first responders.

Savannah Fire Is a Classic Example of Hazard Mitigation

Savannah Fire: The 247-year-old structure requires significant repairs and various mitigation measures before the building is reopened to the public.

The Continued Danger of Christmas Tree Fires

The holiday season is upon us, and – among the fun – it's vital that every person educates themselves on how to prevent tragic Christmas tree fires.

Private Firefighters and Raising First Responders' Salaries

If there were more for-profit firefighting organizations, they might eventually influence the wage structures of public first responders in positive way.

Change the Job Descriptions and Salaries of 911 Operators

Many Americans don't have a solid understanding of what 911 professionals do during their careers, and that contributes to a salary problem for dispatchers.

The Importance of Swift Water Rescue Teams

With the increasing frequency and severity of flood events and water-related emergencies over the past few years, swift-water rescue teams are vital.

Controlling Public Information after Mass Shootings

Mass shootings: Certain facts should not be released to media sources – including the tactics and weapons used in a mass assault situation.