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Fire Chief Todd Maxton


Fire Chief Todd Maxton leads NWCFD. Chief Maxton began his volunteer service to the District as a firefighter when he was 18.


Maxton has a background in emergency communications, law enforcement, emergency management, and private sector budget development.


Maxton began career service as a Fire Captain/EMT with JCFD3 in 2008.

Chief Maxton was one of the three inaugural Battalion Chiefs promoted. In 2018, Maxton was promoted to Fire Chief.

Maxton has an undergraduate degree in Public Safety Management and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Public Service and Safety Leadership. 

Chief Maxton is the current President of the Johnson County Fire and Emergency Services Chiefs Association and has previously served as Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer.

Maxton also volunteers as a Johnson County Public Health Leadership Council member.

Chief Maxton can be contacted at 913-585-0076 or

Former Fire Chiefs:

Dale Walker, DFD -2000 & JCFD3

Terry Zahner, JCFD3 1984-2010

Kevin Ritter, DFD 2000-2010

Terry Zahner, NWCFD 2010-2014

Mike Whim, NWCFD 2014-2018

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