Polkville Fire Department
Todd began his fire career as a volunteer for Polkville Volunteer Fire Department in 1985. He became a reserve firefighter for the City of Shelby in 1988 and was hired as a full-time firefighter with the City of Shelby in 1990. After serving as a firefighter, Inspector, Captain and Assistant Chief he retired in 2020 with over 30 years of service. In January 2020 he was selected to be the Fire Chief at Polkville Volunteer Fire Department and currently serves in that capacity.
Todd completed the Municipal and County Administration Course offered by the Institute of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill, obtained certification from the Fire Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed the NCAFC Training Management Program. He has an Associate’s Degree in in Fire Protection Technology from Gaston College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Management from Fayetteville State University.
Todd is active in the Cleveland County Firefighters Association serving as President for two years. He is a member of the Cleveland County Training Officers Association, North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, North Carolina Society of Fire Instructors and is an active member of the Western North Carolina Firefighters Association serving as President in 2020.
Todd resides in Shelby with his wife Julie. They have two daughters, Chelsey Skinner and Brittany Buchanan, sons-in-laws, Josh and Cole and three grandchildren, Oliver, Ruby Cate and Harrison Skinner. He enjoys fishing, hunting and traveling.