Bill is currently a member of the Frederica Volunteer Fire Company. He serves on the Advisory to SFPC, Past Presidents Advisory, Apparatus Standards, and Out of State Coordinators committees.
Williard "Bill" Betts, Jr. joined the Frederica Volunteer Fire Company in 1965. Bill has served as Safety Officer, Assistant Chief, Chief, Secretary and President. In 2020, Bill will have served as an active member of the Frederica Volunteer Fire Company for 55 years- 52 of those years as an officer. Bill has served as President of the Kent County Fire Chief's Assn., President of the Delaware State Fire Chief's Association and Secretary of the Delaware State Fire Chief's Assn- a position he held for 13 years. Bill served on the Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission from 1998 - 2010 and again in 2020. Bill also served as President of the Kent County Volunteer Firefighter's Assn. He has served as an instructor at the Delaware State Fire School since 1978, teaching ground ladders, Hazardous Materials, and flammable liquids and gasses. Bill was elected to the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association Hall of Fame.