Kenneth Allison has been a consultant instructor with the Center of Domestic Preparedness since 2004 specializing in class instruction and public speaking in such subjects as WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), ICS (Incident Command Systems), EMS (Emergency Medical Services), RP (Respiratory Protection) and other subject matters.
Mr. Allison retired in 2005 with over 30 years’ experience from the Oregon State Police reaching the rank of Lieutenant. His experience spanned from field trooper, to supervisor, to manager. It also included core State Police Instructor in EMS and WMD subjects. He was a supervisor on the State Police Disaster Response Team (DRT) as an EMT, and on the WMD Response Team on the Decontamination Unit (DECON).
During his tenure with the State Police he was used extensively for lesson plan development and public speaking. His assignments included speaking to public agencies, schools (grammar to college level) community groups, and organizations. From 2005-2006 Mr. Allison was granted affiliate faculty member status at Oregon State University.
As an “Outpost” Trooper with a 4,000 square mile patrol area to becoming a Regional Lieutenant whose assignments included operation oversight in seven counties Mr. Allison supervised, conducted, and managed a full range of crime scenes, criminal investigations, and emergency situations. He has worked with public service agencies including federal, tribal, state, and municipal and has an extensive and broad background in the field of natural resources and environmental investigations.
Philosophy of Training Emergency Responders:
“I believe that in most emergency situations that pre-planning is essential. Knowing what can happen and train in how to handle it. I am very proud to be a part of this pre-planning for first responders. “