Michael S. Hildebrand’s career spans 50-years as a firefighter, hazardous materials response team member, safety and fire protection manager, and as a successful consultant in the fields of hazardous materials emergency planning and response for industry, public safety, and the military.
He is currently the Vice President of Emergency Management Solutions, Inc. which is an all-threats – all-hazards consulting firm built around experienced emergency management practitioners, veteran first responders, and crisis communicators.
Mike volunteers his time as the President of the Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation which was organized in 1988 in honor of Deputy Fire Chief James G. Yvorra, who was killed in the line of duty. YLD provides financial support to develop America’s future emergency response leaders through scholarships and special projects. For more information check out www.yld.org.
As a technical writer, Mike has worked on numerous national level hazardous materials emergency response textbook and training program projects. He is the co-author the textbook, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, 5th edition – now in its 35th year of continuous publication.
Mike 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.”