July 20, 2024
After 30 years of exemplary service to Keller Fire-Rescue and our community, we recently celebrated the retirement of Capt. Scott Pritchett.

Capt. Pritchett started his fire service as a volunteer with the Bedford Fire Department, where he served roughly three years before launching his career in Keller in 1994.

Here, he quickly distinguished himself as a skilled and compassionate public servant. But beyond the countless emergency responses in which he’s played a critical role over the past three decades, he’s also been an incredible mentor for the men and women around him, known for his expertise, calm demeanor under pressure, genuine care for his colleagues, and well-known preference for wearing flip-flops.

“I’ve been blessed to be part of several great crews,” Pritchett said, “and we’ve had so many good times. This is who I’ll miss: the guys, the crews.”

His contributions have not only helped shape our department but have impacted so many lives in our community, and he will be dearly missed. He leaves behind one simple piece of advice to his colleagues: “Stay safe.”

Congratulations on a well-earned retirement, Scott! Thank you for everything.