Fire Department

Mission Statement

It is the sole purpose of the Cuero Fire Department to protect life and property
for the citizens of Cuero and surrounding areas in the safest and most efficient
manner possible.


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


  • 3 Engines
  • 2 Tanker
  • 2 Brush Trucks
  • 2 Water Rescue Vehicles

Volunteer Officers

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


We have 7 paid firefighters that work together with 28 volunteer firefighters.

Paid Staff

  • Keiffer "Buddy" Harwell, Jr. - Fire Marshal/Fire Chief
  • Shift A

    • Johnny Varela
    • Juan Solis
  • Shift B

    • Cory Mekush
    • David Crowley
  • Shift C

    • Clinton Morris
    • Josh Schuenemann