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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, and History; a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security; and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Allison is an Emergency Medical Technician, Lifeguard, and Lifeguard Instructor, and is trained in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society as Chancellor of the Southeast Region, Vice Chair of the Tactical Emergency Medical Support Committee with the International Public Safety Association, and serves as the Advocacy Coordinator of Virginia with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. She is also a member of several committees including the Editorial Committee with APCO, the Rescue Task Force Committee with the International Public Safety Association, and the Advocacy Committee with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. She also serves as Chair of the Leadership Development Program for the 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial Convention. Allison has published several book reviews and continues to write about issues affecting ambulances, emergency management, and homeland security.

Coronavirus and a Stressed Emergency Management System

The coronavirus pandemic is definitely stressing American emergency management and rapidly changing the daily lives of Americans.

Coronavirus: Working Together for Community Resiliency

People coming together is vital to emergency management of the coronavirus pandemic – particularly during this critical time.

The Future of PTSD Legislation for First Responders

While the momentum is certainly there for more PTSD legislation and discussion, it will not be an easy fix for policy makers.

Oil Spill Occurs in the Galapagos Islands; Emergency Declared

A barge sank and dumped 600 gallons of diesel into water near the Galapagos Islands – the oil spill occurred off San Cristobal Island.

EMS Workers Need Pre-Employment Mental Health Checks

Considering the surge in mental health and post-traumatic stress issues among emergency medical services professionals, don’t you agree that we need more mental health background checks for EMS workers before they are hired?

Innovation Sometimes Involves Returning to Old Practices

As a community changes, patient care and resource management for 911 calls will need to adapt; that may involve readapting an old idea for a new innovation.

Does Emergency Management Need Recovery and Rebuilding Offices?

Dedicated disaster recovery and rebuilding offices would bring all emergency management players together to create collaboration between agencies.

Dorian Aftermath Illuminates Bahamas’ Immigration Issues

Hurricane Dorian brought to life numerous social issues in the vulnerable areas of the Bahamas. Immigration was one of those issues.

Can We Eliminate Surprise Billing for Emergency Services?

It is strategically important for emergency managers and other stakeholders to carefully follow discussions about surprise billing.

Typhoon Hagibis: Another Case of Broken Levees?

Typhoon Hagibis left about 50 persons dead in Japan. The rains from the typhoon – one of the worst to strike Japan in decades – broke 10 levees that flooded a number of communities.