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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.

The Emergency Management Perspective in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has an intriguing emergency management program that has similarities to the overall structure of emergency management in the United States.

Are We Managing Disasters Better in the United States?

Serious disasters in recent years have shown that emergency managers are often learning from their mistakes and learning from the mistakes of others.

National EMS Week: A Chance to Recognize First Responders

National EMS Week starts on Sunday, May 19. The week was initiated by President Gerald R. Ford as a way of recognizing first responders.

How School Shootings Are Reshaping US Public Education

Sadly, school shootings are a major factor in the growing prevalence of distance learning and homeschooling education in the United States.

Incomplete Treatment Education Makes EMS Look Unprepared

EMTs and paramedics might be trained only on providing treatment in situations that have a higher probability of occurring. They may look unprepared.

Consistent Training Improves First Responders' Results

Consistent training sessions are important. New rescuers may not be aware of how quickly they can lose skills if they do not re-train on a regular basis.

Determining Emergencies: Should We Judge by the Numbers?

Does it take drastic numbers to show the seriousness of an emergency? Do politicians have a good gauge for how much money to budget towards emergencies?

New Alabama Bill Would Punish First Responder Attackers

Alabama’s proposed bill will create another deterrent to prevent the murder of first responders by violent attackers from ever taking place.

Comparing Emergency Management in the US and Australia

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in Australia has combined first responder and emergency management departments and resources.

EMS on the Hill Day: Officials Discuss How to Improve Services

NAEMT hosted EMS on the Hill Day last week and EMS practitioners from all over the United States discussed legislation that will affect the profession.