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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.

Dorian Shows Need for Proper Disaster Resource Management

Hurricane Dorian serves as a prime example of the criticality of proper resource management before and during the initial recovery phases of a disaster.

Montana Study May Resolve EMS Volunteer Recruiting Issues

Across the country, EMS agencies have reported problems with recruitment and retention of volunteers. Montana has a plan to help with the issue.

Rephrasing Mass Shooting Events to Mass Casualty Incidents

The term “active shooter” is changing in homeland security and emergency management organizations because mass casualty situations are changing.

Florida Revising Scene Safety for First Responders

Scene safety is a major policy concern for emergency medical services and other public safety professionals across the country.

Changing EMS Leadership Sends a Powerful Public Message

Changing people in leadership positions is the usual answer to fix a public relations problem. But does it really help the situation?

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.