Vice President/Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Hildebrand is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Emergency Management Solutions. He is an experienced safety manager with a demonstrated 44-year history of providing consulting services in the fields of hazardous materials emergency planning, emergency management, crisis management, operations security, and emergency services for industry and public safety.
During his career Mr. Hildebrand served as the President of Hildebrand and Noll Associates, Inc., Mount Dora, Florida (30 years), as the Chief Technical Officer for Hazardous Materials Training, and Information Services, Columbia, Maryland, as the Director of Safety and Fire Protection for the American Petroleum Institute, as a Research Assistant with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and as a Hazardous Materials Technician with the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hildebrand served four years as an active-duty firefighter and medic with the U.S. Air Force (1972-1976). He was an active volunteer firefighter for twenty years. From 1980 to 1990 he served as a member of the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Hazardous Materials Response Team where he held the position of Shift Officer for five years. Mr. Hildebrand is the co-author of six textbooks currently in print including Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident - 4th edition, now in its 31st year of continuous publication, Pipeline Emergencies – 3rd edition, Propane Emergencies – 3rd edition, Gasoline Tank Truck Emergencies – 4th edition, Intermodal Container Emergencies – 2nd edition, and Above Ground Bulk Storage Tank Emergencies, 2nd edition.
Mr. Hildebrand served 22 years as a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on the Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (NFPA 472). He is a former member of the NFPA Flammable and Combustible Liquids Committee (NFPA-30), and was a member of the NFPA Standards Council. Mr. Hildebrand is a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist with the Fire Protection Specialist Certification Board, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.
Mr. Hildebrand currently volunteers his time as the President of Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation (YLD), which he co-founded in 1988. YLD is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides financial support to develop America’s future emergency response leaders through scholarships and special projects www.yld.org.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees with the National Fire Heritage Center. Mike Hildebrand was involved in a wide array of projects including service as a Senior Project Officer for the Harris County (Texas) Multi-Agency Gap Analysis. He holds a B.S., in Fire Safety Analysis and Investigation, from the University of Maryland at College Park, and has an A.A. in Fire Science from Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland. He is the recipient of the prestigious International Association of Fire Chiefs – Chief John M. Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award for “Providing leadership and contributions to further and enhance the hazardous materials emergency response profession.”