Adam Cloninger named Newton Fire Marshal

NEWTON, NC (Sept. 20, 2013) – The City of Newton is pleased to announce the selection of Adam Cloninger as the Newton Fire Marshal. Cloninger has 15 years of fire service experience, including four years from 2002 to 2006 as a fire engineer and fire inspector/prevention officer with the City of Newton.

Cloninger arrives back in Newton after spending seven years with the Charlotte Fire Department as a fire inspector. He specialized in hazmat fire inspections and investigations and was responsible for inspecting critical infrastructures.


Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder said, “We are happy to welcome Adam back to the Newton Fire Department. His years of experience at the Charlotte Fire Department made him stand out as a candidate, and we value the expertise he will bring to the Fire Marshal position.”


Cloninger said he always knew he would come back to the Newton Fire Department.


“When I left Newton in 2006, I told the Chief that Newton was a great city that made me a very viable candidate to be an inspector in Charlotte,” Cloninger said. “If it wasn’t for Chief Yoder and his guidance, I wouldn’t be where I am today because he set me on my course. Chief Yoder gave me a lot of knowledge.”


Born and raised in Maiden, Cloninger is a graduate of Maiden High School. He began his volunteer fire service in 1998 with the Bandys Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department. In 2002, he joined the Sherrills-Ford Terrell Fire and Rescue. In the early 1990s, Cloninger served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout.


Cloninger resides in Newton with his wife Telisia. He has a son, Kyle, and daughter, Amber, and four grandchildren.