Storm season is about to roll around and we are thankful for the men and women who serve our communities on and off season. As an Ellis County resident for over 15 years, and a Waxahachie High School graduate, Ian Storm is a hometown hero that loves serving Ellis County.
Growing up, Ian had a few friends whose dads were fireman. He looked up to them and because of their great influence on him, he chose the field. Ian attended the Fire Academy at Navarro College to earn his EMT-Basic and Paramedic Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Officer, and Paramedicine. He then earned his Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Services from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Ian has served as a Firefighter/Paramedic for over 10 years, and currently works for the Grand Prairie Fire Department. When he is not hard at work in Grand Prairie, Ian is also the Fire Science Protection Technology Coordinator and manages the Navarro College Fire Academy. He also teaches continuing education classes for local firefighters.
As a volunteer, Ian serves as the Assistant Chief of EMS for the Maypearl Fire Department and responds to several calls a month. There, he manages the First Responders Organization.
Ian has also served the last two years as a Hazmat Specialist for the Texas Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team. This organization performs searches and rescues for counties and municipalities that are overwhelmed and need assistance. He was deployed to Hurricane Harvey for 15 days this past year.
In his free time, Ian enjoys riding motorcycles and ATVs as well as spending time at the lake. He currently lives in Maypearl with his girlfriend and 2 ½ year old daughter.
It’s an honor to spotlight our hometown hero. Perhaps you know a hometown hero that deserves to be recognized. Nominate them for a spotlight today!