Billy Wusterhausen officially to become fire chief of Leander Fire Department


Billy Wusterhausen will serve as the Leander Fire Department’s new fire chief.

Leander City Council unanimously approved Wusterhausen for the role during a meeting May 16.

“Our family is super excited about this opportunity to move forward and lead this fire department as we serve this community,” Wusterhausen said during the meeting.

Wusterhausen has 25 years of experience in fire and emergency management services, serving most recently as assistant fire chief in Round Rock. He is also a licensed paramedic and commissioned police officer.

Wusterhausen is tentatively scheduled to start his new role in June, according to a May 3 statement from the city.

He takes the place of former Fire Chief Bill Gardner, who retired in February.

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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