Allyssa Caron comes to us with a variety of experience and knowledge. Allyssa has been involved in public safety for over ten years, including time as a firefighter, fire instructor, dispatcher, and emergency manager. Allyssa holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor Degree with an anticipated graduation date of December 2021. Allyssa also withholds several certifications in firefighting, fire instruction, fire officer, homeland security, healthcare administration, public health, and emergency telecommunications.
Allyssa has worked as a fire instructor for both the York County Fire Chief’s Association and the Connecticut Fire Academy teaching a wide range of hands-on training and lecture-based courses. Allyssa also has participated as a guest lecturer at Southern Maine Community College’s Fire Science program lecturing on fire behavior and more specifically wind-drive fires and the associated risks.
Allyssa was awarded the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) Scholarship in 2015 where she competed against thousands of people across the nation and internationally for the opportunity to attend FDIC, meet and collaborate with both Steve Kerber from the Firefighter Safety Research Institute and Chief Bobby Halton, the Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering Magazine.
Allyssa has experience writing and implementing emergency operations plans and policies for healthcare facilities, state and county partners, and other key organizations. Allyssa’s most current work includes plan writing, training and exercises, resource coordination, and administrative support for the public health agencies within the Maine CDC. Allyssa also has recently supported operations and staffing for multiple COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the City of Boston.