SAN ANGELO, TX — The City of San Angelo has hired Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Billy Clemons as its newest fire marshal. Clemons had been Goodfellow’s assistant chief of fire prevention since 2009.
At Goodfellow, Clemons was responsible for fire code enforcement, fire investigations, plans reviews, fire and life safety prevention and education activities.
“We are very excited to have Chief Clemons on our team,” Fire Chief Patrick Brody said. “Chief has an extensive history and passion for fire prevention. He is a huge asset to the organization, and we look forward to what the future has to hold.”
Prior to his time at Goodfellow, Clemons served as a fire inspector at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA. His duties included managing inspections of new and existing buildings, reviewing construction plans and conducting fire safety education.
He and his wife, Evelyn-Ann, share six children, of which two are adopted and two are foster children.
“This was my goal, to become a fire marshal,” Clemons said. “I worked my way up to get here and I still have the drive needed for this line of work. You have to have a want and need to get out and talk to people in this position. This is something I have a passion for.”
Clemons boasts 31 years of fire service in total, having begun his career in 1991 as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force. He is also a veteran of the Desert Storm and Desert Shield operations, which contributes to his portfolio of military leadership. Among his professional certifications are Firefighter I and II, Airport Firefighter, Driver/Operator Pumper, Driver/Operator ARFF, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector II, Fire Investigator, Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply, Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, and UAS Remote Pilot license.
He received the Air Force Achievement Medal in 1995, the Civilian Service Award in 2003, the 347th Wing Civilian of the Year in 2003, the Civilian Achievement Citation in 2011, and the 17 MSG 4th Quarter Category II Supervisory in 2021.