Pictured L to R: Fort Bend County Fire Marshal, Mark Flathouse and County Judge Bob Hebert
MARK FLATHOUSE NAMED NEW FORT BEND COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL
FORT BEND COUNTY -Mark Flathouse was sworn in as Fort Bend County Fire Marshall on Monday by County Judge Bob Hebert. Flathouse will lead the County Fire Marshal’s Office under the supervision and direction of the County Judge and Commissioners.
Mr. Flathouse has eighteen years of experience in law enforcement; eight years in the United States Coast Guard and eleven years as a Firefighter and EMT. During this time, he worked his way up in the Victoria Fire Department ending his VFD career as the Assistant Fire Marshal.
Mark holds his Advanced Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and Arson Investigator certifications from the State of Texas, and also holds his Intermediate Peace Officer TCLOSE Certification. Currently, he is working to complete the Executive Fire Officers Program at the National Fire Academy/FEMA in Maryland.
Mr. Flathouse graduated Cum Laude from West Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management Administration. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology and is currently finishing his Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice Management and Leadership.
Mr. Flathouse taught for three years at Victoria College in both the Fire Academy and the Police Academy. He is also an active member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Texas Fire Marshal Association.
County Judge Bob Hebert stated, “Mark Flathouse is a leader and visionary. He is sharp and innovative and is a firm believer in building a strong team as the basis for any successful endeavor. We’re excited to have him join Fort Bend County as our new Fire Marshal.”