Fire Department


The mission of the Brownwood Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and damage to property and the environment resulting from fires, medical emergencies, rescues, and disasters through fire suppression, medical services, prevention, education, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.

We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the resources at our command to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.
BWD Fire House

Response Area

The department responds to calls from 2 fire stations. Brownwood Fire-Rescue response area includes the City of Brownwood and Brown County covering over 900 square miles.

Response Situations

The department provides Medical First Response for medical emergencies within the City of Brownwood and responds to the following situations:
  • Hazmat emergencies
  • Rescue emergencies
  • Structure fires
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Wild land fires


Brownwood Fire Department is an all career Fire Department and the only Fire Department in Brown County with paid firefighters. The department has 32 shift personnel with a Captain and two Lieutenants on each shift.  Brownwood Fire Department  is led by a Fire Chief and 2 Assistant Fire Chiefs with an administrative staff consisting of a Administrative Assistant.