William K. "Billy" Hilton

“I have known of the legend of Billy Hilton at the local fire stations for many years and it is an honor to celebrate his countless hours of service to our public safety teams," commented Dan Storck, Mount Vernon District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  "Billy is always willing to roll up his sleeves and do any necessary grunt work with a smile.  His selfless dedication and devotion to the community make him absolutely deserving of this recognition and he represents the best in volunteerism in all of us.”

For more than 30 years, William K. “Billy” Hilton has been a fixture in the  Lorton and Franconia Volunteer Fire Departments. He has responded to and assisted at more fire incidents than anyone else in the volunteer system.  Not only does Billy respond to emergencies, but he also helps stretch and repack hoses, set and retrieve cones, and complete many of the less glamorous jobs essential to public safety work. Billy has touched the lives of many Fairfax County residents; many of whom don’t know how helpful he has been since his work is mostly behind the scenes.  He represents the best in all of us.