Tarrant Greenway Leadership Retires

Mayor Tuck, Chief Hewitt, BSC intern Patrick Welch

Tarrant Bike Rodeo with  Mayor Tuck, Chief Hewitt, and BSC Intern Patrick Welch

After many years of service and perseverance, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership leader and Tarrant Fire Chief Billy Hewitt retired September 30, 2014.
The resolution adopted by the Jefferson County Commission in Birmingham, Alabama 20th day of November, 2014 reads as such:

Whereas, it is the policy of the Jefferson County Commission to recognize outstanding public servants for their dedication to the citizens of Jefferson County, Alabama; and


  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt served the citizens of Jefferson County over 43 years and retired on September 30, 2014; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt was born in Tarrant City, grew up in the Pawnee Community and graduated from Tarrant High School; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt still lives in the family home in Pawnee with his wife, Sharon. They have one daughter, Kelly, who is married to Matt Javinett and two grandchildren, Lily and Reed Javinett; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt received his Master’s Degree from Birmingham Southern College and completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt served the City of Tarrant as Fire Chief for 19 years and 6 months; and
  • In addition to his duties as Fire Chief, William C. “Billy” Hewitt served as Chair of the EMS Committee of Alabama Fire Chiefs for 17 years and the Alabama Representative to Southeastern Division of International Fire Chiefs Association for 8 years as well as the boards of the Central Alabama Region Brownsfield Task Force, Five-Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, and BREMMS Education Task Force to name a few organizations he represented; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt is an advocate for firefighters and believes in professional development, firefighter health and wellness and believes in delivering the very best care and service for those whom he serves;
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt has always gone beyond the call of duty in serving the citizens of Jefferson County and as an example, applied for and was awarded various grants totaling over 15 million dollars; and

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Jefferson County Commission congratulates Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt on his retirement and expresses our sincere thanks for the services rendered to the citizens of Jefferson County.

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