Cuero Fire Department


Mission Statement

"The Cuero Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety for our community. We will protect lives and property by providing rapid and reliable services. We will provide professional fire suppression, emergency response, and fire prevention education to the residents and visitors of Cuero."


The Cuero Fire Department covers the City of Cuero, as well as assists neighboring fire departments within DeWitt County as help is needed. The total area within the City of Cuero is approximately 5 square miles.

Fire Chief/Fire Marshal James Barrie

Chief Barrie brings over 23 years of public safety experience to the City of Cuero. His vision is for the Cuero Fire Department to provide the best  possible service to the citizens of Cuero and DeWitt County.

Firefighting Personnel

We have 6 paid firefighters that are Texas Commission on Fire Protection certified in structural firefighting, driver/operator, hazardous materials, and fire service instructors.  Most of the paid firemen are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). These firefighters work together with 23 volunteer firefighters from the Cuero Volunteer Fire Department. The paid firemen work 48 hours on-duty, followed by 96 hours off-duty.

Paid Crews

Shift A


Shift B Shift C

Johnny Varela Cory Mekush Clinton Morris
Juan Solis David Crowley Josh Schuenemann

CFD Barrie


  • 3 Engines
  • 2 Tanker
  • 2 Brush Trucks
  • 2 Water Rescue Vehicles
  • Fire Support Vehicle

Cuero Volunteer FD Officers

    * Chief - Robert Smith
    * 1st Assistant Chief - Brian Ladwig
    * 2nd Assistant Chief - Hank Stall
    * 3rd Assistant Chief - Mark Baros