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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.

Uganda Floods, Recovery and the International Community

Uganda and several other East African nations last month experienced major deadly flooding brought on by unusually heavy rains.

Floods in Uganda Have Lessons for Future Disaster Management 

When major emergencies like the Uganda floods happen, there are always major issues to consider to help manage the crisis.

There Is No Better Time to Celebrate National EMS Week

National EMS Week: With the nation facing one of its biggest emergency situations since World War II – it's the perfect time to honor all EMS professionals.

Why Were Several Nurses Suspended for Not Wearing Masks?

Recently, news emerged of a group of nurses who were suspended when they refused to work without face masks.

Rescinding Do Not Resuscitate Policy Was the Correct Decision

The coronavirus has raised a number of ethical issues associated with the personal lockdowns ordered by states and the federal government.

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?