City of

Horseshoe Bay

#1 Community Drive  

PO Box 7765, Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657




Official Website of the City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas


Fire Chief

James A. Fiero

Jim retired from the Austin Fire Department after 26 years service with the rank of Division Commander.  During his 36 year career, he served as a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Emergency Management Director, EMS Director, and Training Chief. Prior to accepting the position here in Horseshoe Bay, he served as Fire Chief in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, has earned degrees in Fire Protection Technology and Education, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Command and Staff Fellowship as well as the Executive Fire Officer’s Program.

Jim is married, has one married daughter, and is a veteran of the United States Marines.


Office of the Fire Chief

The mission of the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing quality firefighting, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous materials, fire prevention, public education, and other safety services to the community.

Department Values include:


1.    Service to the community

2.    Safety of citizens and workers

3.    Courteous and professional service

4.    Effective and efficient service

5.    Seek continuous improvement

The Fire Chief is responsible for the direction and management of the emergency operations of firefighting, technical rescues, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials situations, or other emergencies the department may respond to.

The Fire Chief directs and manages all non-emergency administrative functions of the Fire Department.  These include budget development and management department purchasing, administration of grants, personnel management, and the development and implementation of new programs.

The Fire Chief oversees the reporting and recording of all fires, assures that continuing education and professional development training programs are properly administered, ensures the proper investigation of suspicious and/or large loss fires, develops and supervises department policies, manages the department's equipment and facilities, and develops the department's service improvement plan, including short, medium and long range goals.

The Fire Chief serves as the department's representative to the City Council, to other City departments, to citizens, and to outside agencies.  The Chief also serves as the City's Emergency Management Coordinator and interfaces with city, county, stand and federal officials in the development of emergency plans, training exercises, and in disaster response and recovery efforts.

The Fire Chief may perform other assignments as directed by the City Manager, Mayor or Council.



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