Emergency Management Coordinator
Chief Flathouse served for eight years in the United States Coast Guard and over twelve years as a Firefighter/ Peace Officer and Emergency Management Coordinator
He holds a Master of Criminal Justice Management and Leadership from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Emergency Management Administration graduating Cum Laude from West Texas A&M, and an Associate of Fire Protection Technology from Austin Community College.
Chief Flathouse currently holds Master Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Arson Investigator certifications from the State of Texas; Master Peace Officer TCLOSE certification; and Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) and Executive Fire Officers (EFO) certifications from the National Fire Academy/FEMA in Maryland.
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Alan’s duties include running the day to day activities of the Emergency Operations Center, ensuring that the plans required by the State of Texas are updated, and overseeing public outreach. Alan retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety with 31 years of service, most recently as the Highway Patrol Lieutenant at the Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) office in Pierce. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Edwards University in Austin and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in Chicago.
Deputy Chief – Planning
Rodney oversees day to day planning activities of the office. Prior to joining the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Grimmer, served nine years with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. During his time there, he worked as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant.
Deputy Chief Grimmer is a licensed Instructor and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. His civic contributions include serving as President of Behind the Badge Charities since 2018.
Public Information Officer / Project Manager
Mary oversees our major projects for the office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as well as handling some of our Public Information. She was previously the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds Manager for the past 7 years and prior to that she was with Texas AgriLife Extension in Fort Bend County. Mary has a total of 19 years with Fort Bend County. She earned her Bachelor Degree from Sam Houston State University.
Disaster Recovery Manager
Caroline manages Fort Bend County’s Recovery & Mitigation projects and programs. She coordinates her efforts with local community partners. She also co-facilitates with United Way – Fort Bend County’s long term recovery group, Fort Bend Recovers. She has a degree in Emergency Management from University of North Texas.