Chief Floyd began his Fire Service Career as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1996 with the Nichols VFD in Marion County, South Carolina where he was born and worked as a Career Firefighter for the City of Mullins Fire and Rescue from 2001 until 2005 which he came to the City of North Myrtle Beach. From May 2005 to October 2008, he served as a Firefighter/PSO, Fire Lieutenant, and Training Captain before accepting a position as Training Captain with Horry County Fire Rescue in November 2008 and remained there until returning to North Myrtle Beach in January 2013 as the Division Chief of Fire Training. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in May of 2021 and served that role until his appointment to Fire Chief in April of 2023.
He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the South Carolina Fire Academy and has been teaching for the Academy around the state since 2006. He is also an Instructor for the National Fire Academy, and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Chief Floyd holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Keiser University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management, and a Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership both from Grand Canyon University. He holds IFSAC certifications as IFSACE Fire Officer IV and is accredited through the CPSE as a Chief Training Officer (CTO), a designation currently held by less than 200 Officers nationwide.
As Fire Chief of North Myrtle Beach Fire Department, he is responsible for the overall management of our 60 Uniformed Personnel assigned to the Operations Division which includes 1 Deputy Chief, 2 Division Chiefs, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 18 Fire Lieutenants, 18 Engineers, and 21 Firefighter/EMT positions. Chief Floyd also serves as the Emergency Preparedness Director for the City. Chief Floyd is an active member in his community assisting with several organizations when he can. He and his wife are active volunteers with the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol, an organization of members who volunteer their time to walk our beaches daily during sea turtle nesting season and assist in preserving nests found to ensure that hatchlings emerge safely and find their way back to the ocean.
Chief Floyd is happily married to his wife Crystal. They share 5 children together in their household; 4 sons (Joshua, Jeremy, Jarrett, and Jesse) and 1 daughter (Sydney).