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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.

Emergency And Disaster Management Deserves A 'Safe Space' From Politics

While politicians assert that many issues of concern should not be hamstrung by politics, EDM deserves a safe space from acrimonious public policy issues.

Hospital Fire in India Offers Lessons in Personnel Management

The 2011 hospital fire in Kolkata, India, serves as a lesson in understanding how policy and administration are directly tied to emergencies.

Trump Executive Order May Increase Healthcare Transparency

President Trump’s executive order will promote accountability and transparency in medical care – a step in the right direction for healthcare policy.

Dead Baby Hoax: Looking for Administrative Failures

The Dead Baby Hoax in New York alarmed those in leadership positions because it appeared that administrative protocols might not have been handled properly.

Mitigation and Government Department Collaboration

Connecticut's Department of Transportation is currently working to cut down approximately 60,000 trees that are in danger of falling on highways.

Momentum Grows to Add PTSD Cases for First Responder Healthcare

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been at the forefront of public policy discussions for the past number of years.

The Emergency Management Perspective in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has an intriguing emergency management program that has similarities to the overall structure of emergency management in the United States.

Are We Managing Disasters Better in the United States?

Serious disasters in recent years have shown that emergency managers are often learning from their mistakes and learning from the mistakes of others.

National EMS Week: A Chance to Recognize First Responders

National EMS Week starts on Sunday, May 19. The week was initiated by President Gerald R. Ford as a way of recognizing first responders.

How School Shootings Are Reshaping US Public Education

Sadly, school shootings are a major factor in the growing prevalence of distance learning and homeschooling education in the United States.