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Allison G. S. Knox

An emergency medical technician and a political scientist, Allison focuses on Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services policy. Allison has taught at the undergraduate level since 2010. Prior to teaching, Allison 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 trained in water safety instruction and large animal emergency rescue. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society and also serves as the Advocacy Coordinator of Virginia for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Active-Shooter Situations Are Best Handled by Isomorphism Approach

The International Public Safety Association recently released the Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide - an important guide that will bridge how public safety agencies handle active shooter incidents.

FEMA Updates the National Incident Management System

FEMA recently updated the National Incident Management System further defining some of the roles and responsibilities aspects of the Incident Command System and the Emergency Operations Center.

Education Needed to Prevent Swimming-Related Emergencies

Educating a parent about appropriate water safety measures may be a more effective solution to decreasing swimming-related emergencies.

Leveraging Community Resources for Emergency Management Training

When major disasters happen, there are lessons to learn. Safety training is often a part of this dialogue for emergency management employees and citizens.

Another Piece of the Volunteer Ambulance Staffing Puzzle: A Declining Middle Class

Many volunteer ambulance agencies throughout the United States have a difficult time staffing their ambulances. Now, there is a volunteer shortage.

Oxygen Tank Accident Prevention Requires Training and Policy Analysis

Preventing emergencies such as oxygen tank accidents within public safety departments will largely come from training and policy management.

Changing Emergency Management Education to Prepare Communities for Disasters

Emergency managers work hard to educate the public about preparation prior to disasters. But emergency managers should change how they educate the public.

The Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017: New Legislation to Help Healthcare Volunteers during Disasters

The Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 protects healthcare volunteers from liability. It will be helpful for disasters or mass casualty events.

Business Emergency Training: Using Training Scenarios and Giving Employees a Frame of Reference

Employers need to emphasize the importance of running through training scenarios. Trained employees will be able to make the right decision in emergencies.

Reflections on the Charlottesville Riots: Using History to Better Understand Civil Unrest and Emergency Management

During the summer, a KKK rally turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia. This type of event is certainly concerning for emergency management.