EMS attorney, consultant, author, educator, NEMSMA board member dies at 53
Allison Bloom was a co-founder and general counsel of Cambridge Consulting Group
By Leila Merrill
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. —Allison Bloom, 53, co-founder and general counsel of Cambridge Consulting Group, died on Dec. 29 at her home in Williamsburg.
In her career of more than 30 years, Bloom worked as an EMS attorney, consultant, coach, author and educator. From 2015 to 2020, she served on the board of directors with the National EMS Management Association and was a fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives.
Bloom had continued her life of service after a cancer diagnosis just over a year before her death, according to her colleagues at Cambridge. She passed away peacefully at her home with her loved ones nearby.
Bloom was said to be very proud of her EMT certification. She served as EMS chief of service, director of training and personnel with Easton Volunteer EMS in Connecticut.
A statement from Cambridge also states that Bloom was “instrumental in the development of a credentialing program for EMS managers and worked with industry experts and trade shows to advance the program.”
Bloom was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.
"Along with her family and friends, the entire team of advisors at Cambridge Consulting Group is heartbroken with the loss of this precious, dedicated colleague, but we are committed to advancing the work of the organization as Allison asked us to do," the company stated.
A springtime memorial service is being planned, and a scholarship program in her name is being created.