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Todd Shoebridge
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  • Hickory, NC
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Lives in:
Hickory, NC
Hickory Fire Department
Years of public service:
30+ years
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
RIT/RIC, Air Management, Firefighter Safety and Survival, Staffing levels
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from University of Maryland University College,
North Carolina (IFSAC) Fire Officer III
North Carolina (CFI) Certified Fire / Arson Investigator
National Registry (Pro Board) Fire Officer III
North Carolina Basic Technical Rescue Technician
National Fire Academy MAYDAY Instructor
NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, & 800
NC Rapid Intervention (RIC) Instructor
North Carolina Fire Inspector Level I, Probationary Level II
North Carolina Certified Firefighter II
North Carolina Qualified Fire Service Instructor Level II
North Carolina Hazardous Material Technician
North Carolina Breathing School Instructor
North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician
North Carolina Live Fire Instructor
North Carolina Association of Arson Investigators (NCIAAI)
Catawba County Hazardous Materials Response Team 2000-2005
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
North Carolina Association of Firefighters
North Carolina Qualified Hazardous Materials Awareness / Operations Instructor
NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors
NC Fire Chief 101
North Carolina Lead advocate “Everyone Goes Home” program
Topics you provide training for:
Hazards of CO and HCN, Air Management, RIT/RIC, Firefighter Safety and Survival, MAYDAY procedures, Firefighter Rescue, SCBA practices, PPE
Areas of expertise:
Hazards of CO and HCN, Air Management, RIT/RIC, Firefighter Safety and Survival, MAYDAY procedures, Firefighter Rescue

North Carolina Fire Rescue Instructor of the year May 05, 2011
• Awarded by: North Carolina Fire & Rescue Services Instructors Board


• Publication: Shoebridge Todd A. “To Become a Respected Company Officer, Know your People” Fire Engineering Magazine, July, 2006; PP 99-101

• Publication: Shoebridge Todd A. “To Become a Respected Company Officer, Know your People” Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, Winter 2011; PP 17-19

• Publication: Shoebridge Todd A. “Saving Money Building your Props, KISS- Keeping it Simple” Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4, Spring 2011; PP 8,12,14-15


■ CITY OFHICKORY FIRE DEPARTMENT – Hickory, NC (3/92 – Present)
Captain (1/2010 – Present)
Senior Fire Fighter, Relief Engineer, Acting Company Officer (3/94 – 12/2009)
Fire Fighter II / Driver Trainee (11/92 – 3/94)
Fire Fighter I (3/92 – 11/92)

I have advanced through the ranks within the City of Hickory Fire Department and been given the responsibility of handling day to day company operations of the department as well as all other roles associated with the positions of Senior Firefighter, Engineer, fill-in Company Officer, Captain, Emergency Medical Technician, and VMR Basic Rescue Technician.

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At 8:08am on December 17, 2012, Mary Ann Hooton said…

Hey Todd, enjoying the training photos you've posted.......just curious on the power point slides that mention vitamin B12...can you share what was mentioned in relation to this? Thanks, Mary Ann

At 1:02pm on September 22, 2011, Sean Stumbaugh said…
Hey Todd, just trying to comnnect with NC firefighters. I am going to retire in Shelby and hope to continue my teaching out there in the Great South! Stay safe Brother!

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