Fire Department

Mission Statement

It is the sole purpose of the Cuero Fire Department to meet the needs of the community in Fire prevention, Fire suppression and Rescue. We will utilize and improve our dedication to the people of this community and constantly improve our services and skills.


The Cuero Fire Department covers the City of Cuero, outside the city limits and have mutual aid agreements with the surrounding cities and communities.


We have 6 paid firefighters that work together with 23 volunteer firefighters.

Fire Chief/Fire Marshall James Barrie

City Staff

  • Shift A

    • Johnny Varela
    • Juan Solis
  • Shift B

    • Cory Mekush
    • David Crowley
  • Shift C

    • Clinton Morris
    • Josh Schuenemann


  • 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 - Mark Baros
    * 3rd Assistant Chief - Hank Stall