Chief Bill Killen


Bill Killen, CFO, FIFireE

2005-2006 President International Association of Fire Chiefs

Click here to visit the IAFC
Biography       Experience       Awards       Publications       Firefighting with Henry's Model T       Second Edition, Firefighting with Henry's Model T       In Search of Stoughton       Apollo Astronaut Rescue Team       Photo Gallery

Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy the fire service history on this web page, which has been part of my fire service career for more than fifty-two years, as well as other fire service related information, photographs and links to other websites.

I am honored to continue to serve the fire service community on the boards of directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation and as Vice President of the National Fire Heritage Center (Heritage Hall of America's Fire Services and Fire Protection Disciplines, Inc.).

My book, "Firefighting with Henry's Model T", a pictorial history of the role Henry Ford's Model T played in community fire protection sold out quickly and a few copies remain from the second printing. The second edition is nearly completed and should be available soon. A link is available to order a copy of the first edition or reserve a copy of the second edition. Please email me at if you have any information or pictures of Model T Ford fire apparatus you would like to see included in the Second Edition.

Bill Killen and the 1918 Mt Clemons Fire Car

Chief Bill Killen and the 1918 Mount Clemons Fire Car

This past April I had the distinct pleasure to photograph and drive one of the original "Crash Trucks" purchased by the US Army Signal Corps for airfield firefighting. Unfortunately I was unable to convince the owner that he should sell his 1918 Model T Ford American LaFrance Double Tank Chemical to me. The history and photographs of this unique vehicle is incorporated in the Second Edition and will be featured in a new book "Crash Trucks" to be published in 2013.

Chief William D. "Bill" Killen, CFO, FIFireE

Click to contact Bill Killen

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional