Fire Chief's Welcome Message

On behalf of everyone in the Hewitt Fire Department, let me welcome you to the Hewitt Fire Department's Web page. The Hewitt Fire Department is comprised of 16 dedicated, community serving people, who are highly capable and proud of their profession. The Hewitt Fire Department serves more than 14,000 Hewitt residents and visitors and has served for over 60 years.

The City of Hewitt Fire Department is charged with the responsibility of providing professional and efficient fire suppression, emergency preparedness, emergency medical services, fire prevention and public education to the City of Hewitt. The goal is to provide the highest level of service in the most efficient manner possible; to constantly safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster through effective preparation, training and education; and to respond to all emergencies in a safe yet swift manner with sufficient resources to address the situation.

Within this outstanding team, the fire department is a key member in providing community safety. We accept and embrace this challenge with vigor and commitment. As the world evolves and our city grows and matures, our mission has also evolved to one that is not simply confined to “traditional” fire services. Therefore, our mission statement reflects a corresponding need for our fire department to think and operate in a more encompassing manner.

Once again, welcome to our web page, and please contact us if you have any additional questions or have suggestions to improve our services to you.
Thank You,

Lance Bracco
Fire Chief


Chief's Bio

Lance Bracco, Fire Chief of the Hewitt Fire Department has been with the department for a total of twenty years. Chief Bracco started in the fire service when he was nineteen as a volunteer for the Hewitt Volunteer Fire Department for approximately four and a half years. He attended McLennan Community College Fire Academy in 2001 and received his Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Certification and a Texas Department of State Health Services Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Since this time Chief Bracco has attended classes by Texas Engineering Extension Emergency Training Institute and The National Fire Academy. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and graduated with honors. Chief Bracco holds Master and Instructor certifications from The Texas Commission on Fire Protection. He has also received the profession designation of Certified Fire Executive through the Texas Fire Chief's Academy. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Shonna and son Lance. 

  1. Lance Bracco

    Fire Chief