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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.

Combating Diseases with Community Paramedicine Programs

If community paramedicine is used in more poor and homeless communities, a new avenue will be created to prevent infectious diseases from spreading.

Good Infrastructure is a Major Component of Evacuations

Issuing an evacuation notice requires an infrastructure that can effectively manage warning the general public of a dangerous situation.

Idaho Enacts Expanded PTSD Law for First Responders

Hopefully, Idaho’s new first responder PTSD law will have a ripple effect on legislation throughout the country and create improved support.

Without an Infrastructure, All Disasters Are Man-Made

The more we learn about what went wrong during disasters, the better we manage future emergencies. That includes the creation of a proper infrastructure.

Do We Rely Too Much on Nonprofits for Recovery Efforts?

Nonprofits are an important source of assistance to emergency management. But nonprofits can only help as far as their resources permit.

EMS Agenda 2050 Will Improve EMS Services Nationwide

EMS Agenda 2050, designed around six guiding principles, will act as a mission statement and help bring EMS agencies into the future.

Educating the Public about the Danger of Home Invasions

Home invasions are all-too-common occurrences and require citizens to have real conversations about personal preparedness and safety.

New EMS Model Could Alter How Ambulances Treat Emergencies

A new EMS model developed in Washington, D.C., will debut soon. It is expected to change the situation for how ambulance agencies handle 911 emergencies.

Alabama Tornadoes Require Temporary Search and Rescue Halt for Safety

Immediately after the Alabama tornadoes, search and rescue teams started to look for victims. However, they had to suspend operations because of the dangers they faced.

Connecticut May Mandate Transportation for Opioid Overdoses

The opioid crisis has created serious issues for emergency medical services, law enforcement and fire departments.