Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Essays. CHAOS AND ASH records one consultant's views from the inside of some of the largest critical incidents over the past twenty-five years—many front page headliners, that stand out in the nation's memory. From 1987 to 2012 Kendall Johnson served as traumatic stress consultant to emergency service agencies and the military—in various settings—often in the field. It is within the extremes of life experience that important lessons can be learned, that character comes to the fore, and that human nature—for better and for worse—is most clearly revealed.
Kendall Johnson, former firefighter with military experience, served as traumatic stress consultant-often in the field—specializing in Incident Command System Class I & II commands. He has lectured in fire houses, hospitals, emergency service institutes, conferences, government training facilities, universities, here and abroad. Dr. Johnson was Adjunct Faculty member at the California State Training Institute (Governor's Office of Emergency Services), served on the Faculty of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and was Associate Professor in the Master's Degree program in Emergency Services Management at California State University, Long Beach. He has authored a number of professional papers, seven books in the treatment of traumatic stress, school crisis management, and recovery. Recently Dr. Johnson retired from teaching to pursue painting, photography, and writing. In that capacity he has written five literary books of artwork and poetry, and one in art history.Author City: CLAREMONT, CA USA