Jason Lyon

Chief Officers & Support Staff
Title: Battalion Chief, Swing Shift
Phone: (406) 657-8428

Battalion Chief Lyon is a 19-year veteran of the Billings Fire Department. He has served as firefighter/paramedic, engineer, captain and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2018. He formerly served as a technical rescue specialist and is currently the program manager for the BFD's Regional Hazardous Materials Team and is the Montana State Hazmat Advisory Group's Secretary. Chief Lyon also works as a contractor supporting the U.S. Army's CBRNE enterprise and an instructor for the National Fire Academy. Chief Lyon was instrumental in implementing a "rescue task force" concept at the BFD to prepare firefighters in quickly deploying to save lives in incidents of mass violence. Jason also participated in FEMA's Over the Horizon working group on high-threat incidents, and most recently, he helped spearhead the BFD's efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. Chief Lyon holds associate degrees in Fire Science and Paramedicine, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School.


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