Thursday, October 28, 2021
Press Release - Navarro County Office of Emergency Management adds a significant support team member in Flower Mound Fire Chief, Paul Henley as Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Navarro County.
Paul Henley, Fire Chief of Flower Mound, and resident of Navarro County, appointed as Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Navarro County on Thursday, October 28, 2021. All positions with Navarro County OEM are served by volunteers.
Chief Henley began his Fire Service career in 2002 with the Garland Fire Department as a new recruit and progressed through the ranks to Captain. He left Garland in January 2014 to take a Battalion Chief Job for the City of Frisco, where he served as an Operations Battalion Chief for several years before finding his calling in Training where he served as the BC of Training for Frisco. Chief Henley left Frisco to become the Fire Chief of Corsicana in early 2018 and is currently serving as the Fire Chief of Flower Mound, TX. Chief Henley continues to reside in Navarro County.
Chief Henley received a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Texas-Arlington in 1991 and an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Officer Leadership in 2011 from Collin College. Chief Henley obtained a Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration in 2014 from Oklahoma State University.
Chief Henley is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and has received the Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy. Chief Henley also serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Texas Fire Chief's Association.
Chief Henley has worked closely with the Navarro County OEM team since his arrival in Navarro County in 2018. His extensive expertise will be a great asset, adding to a robust program first established in 2000. Chief Henley will be joining Eric R. Meyers, Navarro County Emergency Management Coordinator, Darrell Cobb, Assistant EMC over operations, Brett Latta, Assistant EMC over communications/technical services, John Gantt, Navarro County CERT Coordinator, and several other key stakeholders. County Judge HM Davenport is the Director of Emergency Management for Navarro County.
"This appointment will be a tremendous benefit to the Navarro County OEM. I have worked closely with Paul over the past three years, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and vision to any emergency management program. In addition, this will add a further depth of coverage an continuity. While we realize his time available will not be that when he was with City of Corsicana, his time on evenings and weekends will be just as important. One of the best qualities Chief Henley brings to the table is his ability to work with everyone to ensure that all of our citizens and stakeholders stay well informed all while collectively working with our regional, state, and federal partners." - Eric R Meyers, Emergency Management Coordinator Navarro County
"I am very pleased and thrilled to hear that Chief Henley has accepted the position as the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator with the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management. Chief Henley, as many know, has already demonstrated on numerous occasions his vast knowledge and expertise in the field of emergency management within our county. I feel once again that it is a privilege to be able to work directly with Chief Henley as he joins the dedicated members of the Navarro County OEM. Chief Henley will be a great asset to our program here in Navarro County and we are very fortunate to receive the benefit of his knowledge and leadership. I look forward to working together again and wish him nothing but all the very best in his new position." - Sheriff Elmer Tanner
"We are pleased to find that Paul Henley is willing to be appointed as the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Navarro County. His experience and demeanor worked so well during the past 19 months of dealing with COVID-19 including the testing of individuals to see who had the virus to setting up the vaccination facilities, to helping coordinate the distribution of supplies for both. Paul got it done!" - County Judge, HM Davenport