Retired from the military, Bill Kehoe is a volunteer firefighter at the Alexandria Fire Department Emergency Operations Center. He was a first responder to the 9/11 crash and spent three days assisting in the center, shuttling fire department personnel to and from the Pentagon and standing a night shift fire watch on the Pentagon roof.
Kehoe volunteers regularly with Rebuilding Together Alexandria, an organization that donates home repairs to the in-need families of Alexandria. He donates time to work with Habitat for Humanity and has represented Alexandria on several trips to the Gulf States to help rebuild houses after the Katrina hurricane.
He is the volunteer treasurer for the Institution of Fire Engineers, an international fire organization whose purpose is to promote, encourage, and improve the science and practice of fire engineering, fire prevention and fire extinction and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association. Kehoe also organizes Friendship's annual breakfast held the morning of the George Washington Birthday Parade and the Friendship Firehouse Festival.
Kehoe was named a Living Legend of Alexandria in 2012.