Stop, Drop, and Roll With the Punches with Billy Hayes
Stop, Drop, and Roll With the Punches is a Firefighter Netcast production hosted by Chief Billy D. Hayes.
The show will focus on prevention and risk reduction in the fire service.
Billy D. Hayes is the Vice President of Marketing & Outreach for Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL, where he is also serves on the Fire Science Advisory Board and is a Faculty Instructor with the Alan Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute. Previously he served as the Director of Community Affairs for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department and as the Fire Chief for the City of Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia where he served for eight years of his twenty-two year fire service career. In addition, he served as the State Educator for the Georgia Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner’s / State Fire Marshal’s Office and as a Firefighter/Paramedic and Assistant Fire Marshal for the City of Morrow Fire Department in Clayton County. He holds certifications as a firefighter, paramedic, and instructor in various fields.
He is a graduate of Georgia Military College where he was Magna Cum Laude and Chapter President of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, Leadership Clayton, the Regional Leadership Institute, and has a Certificate in Local Government Management from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. He served as an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy and has participated in many course developments. Furthermore, he speaks across the nation and has had various articles published on fire service issues including his columns on FireRescue1.com.
He is a Past-President of the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association, Past-Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Past-President of the Georgia Public Safety Educators Association, past Coalition Leader for Clayton County SAFE KIDS, and past-Chair for the Leadership Clayton Board of Advisors. In addition, he holds membership in the International Association of Fire Chiefs where he is a member of the Life Safety Section, and the Health, Safety, & Survival Section, and the Fire-Rescue International Program Planning Committee, and served on the NFPA’s Educator Network and Urban Fire Safety Task Force.
He is married to his wife Wendy and has two sons, Dustin & Dawson.