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Jerry Wells, Battalion Chief - "A" Shift

jwells@cityoflewisville.com

A -Shift

Our fire department is made up of 3 shifts who all work a 24 on/ 48 off schedule. A Shift is led by the team of Battalion Chief Jerry Wells and Captain Delane Graham. This shift of fire department professionals is made up of individuals with very diverse backgrounds. Our tenure ranges from over 31 years of service to new firefighters who are just beginning their career. These two factors provide for a pool of talent valuable for most every situation or emergency. We think like a team, we respond like a team. We all understand that it takes this diversity to be ready for every emergency that we are called to handle. Feel free to stop by any of our 7 fire houses. We expect that you will be made to feel welcome in our "home" away from home.  

 David Pennington, Battalion Chief "B" Shift

dpennington@cityoflewisville.com

B-Shift

Welcome to B shift. B shift is one of the three shifts under our Operation Division. Lewisville Fire Department consist of three 24 hours shifts making up an A, B, C shift. Each shift works 24 hours on and 48 hours off duty. Each shift is responsible for answering a wide array of emergency incidents. Incidents ranging from tremendous dollar loss due to a large structure fires, to as basic as an assistance call for help turning off an over flowing washing machine. Every member strives to provide the highest level of professionalism as possible, no matter the type of incident they may be responding to.

B shift consists of 44 personnel, of which all members hold a Texas Commission of Fire Protection certification as a Basic Fire Fighter. Additionally each members holds a Texas Department of State Health Services certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic. 13 of our shift personnel also hold certification as Public Safety Divers making up a third of our Lewisville Dive Team. 5 members of B shift also hold Texas Commission of Fire Protection certification as an Origin and Cause Investigator.

Lewisville Fire Department has 7 fire stations strategically placed throughout our City to provide efficient response times. B shifts consists of six Engines company houses (station) and one Truck house. Each station houses daily staffing depends on the apparatus in each station. Several station houses have 5 personnel each day, while other only have three members per day. We have six Engine Captains, one Truck Captain, one Field Incident Technician Captain, one Emergency Medical Services Captain, and one Battalion Chief per day making up the daily management core. Additionally we have seven Driver/Engineers and 27 firefighter/paramedics.

As you can see, the Operations Division is multi-faceted and there are many responsibilities to take care of in a 24 hour period. If you are ever in need of our help, please do not hesitate to call 911 if it is an emergency, or if you simply have a questions or request you can call our business line at 972.219.3580.

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Chris Sweet, Battalion Chief - "C" Shift

csweet@cityoflewisville.com

C-Shift

Hi, my name is Chris Sweet and I have the good fortune to be assigned as the Battalion Commander for "C" Shift. All of us on "C" Shift are proud to be members of this great Department. We are equally proud to be members of the team that forms "C" Shift. A historical review of the fire service would reveal that "C" Shift has been known as the misfit shift. However, the personnel assigned to "C" Shift for the Lewisville Fire Department clearly do not fit this mold. This group of men could best be described as a diverse, dedicated, and talented group that brings a variety of assets to the team. The very foundation of our team is built on pride, honor, and integrity. You can see these values reflected in our men each and every day.

There are countless acts of duty that deserve commendation from brother and sister firefighters at the Lewisville Fire Department and around the country. I am certain that my bias as a C Shifter with the Lewisville Fire Department tends to make me think that I work with the best of them all.