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Bill Glen Roberts

Bill Glen Roberts was American protective services official. Recipient John Stemmons Service award Dallas Fire Department, 1979; International Association Fire Chiefs scholar, 1967.


  • Roberts, Bill Glen was born on June 2, 1938 in Deport, Texas, United States. Son of Samuel Westbrook and Ann Lee (Rhodes) Roberts.

  • Education

    • Student, Southern Methodist University, 1968. Student, North Texas State University, 1974. Graduate paramedic course, University Texas Southwestern Medical School, 1974.

      Graduate Executive Program for Fire Service, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1978. Associate of Applied Science, El Centro Junior College, Dallas, 1980. Graduate executive fire officer program, National Fire Academy, 1989.


    • With Dallas Fire Department, 1958-1982, lieutenant, 1964-1967, captain, 1967-1971, division fire chief, 1971-1979, assistant fire chief, 1979-1983. Fire chief Austin (Texas) Fire Department, 1983-1994. Technology board directors Foundation Fire Safety, Washington, 1982-1985.

      Adjunct faculty National Fire Academy, 1981-1986. Aft. State Life of Indianapolis, Dallas, 1962. Owner Personnel Testing Laboratory, Dallas, 1963.

      Real estate salesman Dale Copus Realtor, Dallas, 1963-1966. Salesman intercommunications equipment Chandler Sound, Dallas, 1966-1967. Field engineer International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Dallas, 1968.

      Consultant University Tennessee, 1974, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974, Texas Department Health Resources, 1973-1978, Rand Corporation, Washington, Mission Research, Santa Barbara, California, Macro.


    • Author: Express Mail Service Dallas, 1978. (with others) Anesthesia for Surgery Trauma, 1976, Express Mail Service Measures to Improve Care, 1980. Contributor articles to periodicals.


    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.


    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


    Committee chairman Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1962-1965. Member task force American Heart Association, Austin, 1973-1983. Board directors Brackenridge Hospital, 1989, Rehabilitation Hospital Austin, 1992-1994, Austin Police Pensions Board, 1989, Capitol Area council Boy Scouts American, 1989-1992.

    Member International Association Fire Chiefs, American Heart Association, North Texas Council of Governments (regional emergency service advisory council 1973-1979), Foundation Fire Safety (technical board directors 1982-1985), Texas Association Realtors, Rotary.


    • Married Ramona Ryall, June 1, 1963 (deceased November 1988). 1 child, Renee Ann; Married Johana R. Caines, October 14, 2000.
    • father: Samuel Westbrook Roberts
    • mother: Ann Lee (Rhodes) Roberts
    • spouses: Ramona Ryall
    • Johana R. Caines
    • child: Renee Ann Roberts
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    Born June 2, 1938
    • 1968
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1974
      North Texas State University
    • 1974
      University Texas Southwestern Medical School
    • 1978
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1980
      El Centro Junior College
    • 1989
      National Fire Academy
    • 1958 - 1982
      With Dallas Fire Department
    • 1964 - 1967
      With Dallas Fire Department
    • 1967 - 1971
      With Dallas Fire Department
    • 1971 - 1979
      With Dallas Fire Department
    • 1983 - 1994
      fire chief Austin (Texas) Fire Department
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