The following represents Ian Feldman’s recent employment history. References are available from each employer upon request.
The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security is responsible for the City of Houston’s preparedness activities for major emergencies such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and public health emergencies.
Ian is currently the system administrator for the Houston region’s critical infrastructure catalog. In this role, he ensures system stability and security, provides demonstrations and training courses, and serves as a liaison with jurisdictional points-of-contact related to critical infrastructure. He also participates in regional critical infrastructure protection programs, including DHS data calls, risk and vulnerability assessments, and developing strategies to improve critical infrastructure programs.
In addition to his critical infrastructure job duties, Ian also serves as the co-chair of the Houston UASI’s Regional Technology Work Group, participates as a member of the Planners’ Work Group, and serves as a technology subject matter expert. He facilitated a regional process to evaluate hosting options for the region’s Crisis Information Sharing System (WebEOC) and assisted with the development and revision of regional technology guidance documents. Ian also works in Houston’s Emergency Operations Center during activations, serving in the Situation Unit, in the Planning Section, in the EOC Management Group, and as a Technology Support Specialist as the event’s/incident’s needs dictate.
From September 2012 through April 2015, Ian worked as a preparedness planner under the Urban Area Security Initiative grant program. His job tasks included managing social media accounts, maintaining related websites, developing new preparedness materials for public distribution, and assisting with the operation of various events promoting emergency preparedness. Ian began working for the City in June 2012 as an intern under the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program.
Harris County Emergency Corps is the agency contracted by Harris County Emergency Services District One (HCESD-1) to provide emergency medical services to an area of northern Harris County, outside of Houston, TX. The service operates seven full-time 9-1-1 ambulances, and peak-hours ambulances as needed. The population of HCESD-1’s district is largely lower-income, and consists entirely of unincorporated areas of the county. HCEC also provides event medical standby and transport services at a variety of venues in the Houston area.
Ian Feldman’s primary role with this service is as a Licensed Paramedic In-Charge. He primarily works for the service’s Events Division, providing patient care at professional sporting events and concerts in Houston. In addition, he works as the lead paramedic on HCEC’s 9-1-1 ambulances, is on its Bicycle Medical Operations Team, and is a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Previously, when he worked for HCEC full-time, he held the additional duties of Reserve Program Coordinator (screening applicants, conducting orientations, and managing administrative issues for the department’s over thirty volunteer personnel) and Station Captain at Fallbrook Station (oversaw maintenance issues for the station, managed a trial satellite stockroom containing medical supplies for the two trucks housed at the station, and served as an administrative point of contact for the station’s sixteen medics).
Ian Feldman began his time with at HCESD-1 in August of 2007 as a volunteer. He later transitioned to part-time staff, and then to full-time. As of 1 June 2011, HCESD-1 spun off all operations into Harris County Emergency Corps, a not-for-profit EMS provider. Ian Feldman continues to work for this new organization.
The Northwest Volunteer Fire Department is a private non-profit entity contracted by Harris County Emergency Services District 20 (formerly Harris County Rural Fire Protection District 20) to provide fire suppression and rescue services to an area of northwest Harris County, outside of Houston, TX. The service operates out of three stations, and has five engines, a tower ladder, a rescue truck, two rehab vehicles, and command and support staff. The stations are staffed by a paid duty crew during weekday business hours, but evenings and weekends the department relies entirely on volunteers.
Currently, Ian Feldman is a Volunteer Firefighter with the department. He also has additional duties as the Out-of-District Volunteer Coordinator. In that position, he is responsible for tracking the time put in by the department’s volunteers who do not live in its service area and providing orientations to prospective members. He serves on the department’s leadership team, and also has held the position of Board Member At-Large since 2016.
Rice University EMS is a student-founded and student-run ALS First Responder Organization, serving Rice University and the surrounding area. The service is staffed primarily by student volunteers who have state EMS certifications, student supervisors who receive a stipend, and one paid staff director. The department also teaches Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced EMT courses and provides AHA CPR and First Aid training.
Currently, Ian Feldman serves as an EMS Instructor. He is responsible for scheduling student ambulance rotations, and has previously worked as a lead course instructor and clinical preceptor. He is also a Reserve Lieutenant, acting as a supervisor when needed and fulfilling administrative tasks as assigned by the EMS Director. He started in the department in 2006 as a volunteer duty crew member, rising to the rank of In-Charge, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations on his shift, serving as the lead patient care provider, and managing the duty crew EMTs he worked with. He has held the positions of Operations Lieutenant, where he oversaw supplies, maintenance, and administrative issues for duty crew EMTs, and Communications Supervisor, where he managed radios, pagers, computers, and other technologies used by the department.
The National Collegiate EMS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting, promoting, and advocating for EMS squads on college and university campuses. It was founded in 1993 and currently has over 200 organizational members. In addition, the foundation helps students gain leadership skills, helps foster connections between agencies, and promotes research and education in EMS.
Ian started his work with NCEMSF in 2012 as the Central Regional Coordinator. In this position, he was responsible for serving as a liaison between the national organization and schools in fourteen states.
American Outlaws Houston Chapter, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the US National Soccer Teams through organized watch parties, travel to matches, and in-stadium experiences. It is an official chapter of the national American Outlaws organization.
Ian currently serves as the chapter’s President, and his responsibilities include serving as the Chapter’s representative during regional and national meetings and teleconferences, setting the Chapter’s goals and direction, and encouraging continued development of the Chapter and its activities. He started his time with the foundation as the Chapter’s Treasurer, a position he also still holds. Both positions, along with the Chapter’s other board positions, are volunteer.