Chief Stowers began his career in 1988 as a career firefighter for the East Derry Fire Department in Derry, New Hampshire. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of firefighter for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire where he worked for eleven years attaining the rank of Lieutenant. In 2007 he was hired as a deputy fire chief for the Merrimack, New Hampshire Fire Department, where he stayed until his retirement in January of 2012 after attaining the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In February of 2012 Chief Stowers was appointed to the position of Fire Chief for the Maynard Fire Department. Chief Stowers holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in “Fire and Emergency Management” from Granite State College, a Master of Science in “Organizational Leadership”, from Southern New Hampshire University, he is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s “Executive Fire Officer Program”, and is currently a candidate for a “Doctorate in Business Administration” through Walden University. Chief Stowers holds the designation of “Chief Fire Officer”, through the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a credentialed fire chief for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally Chief Stowers holds many certifications in both local and national fire service related programs. Chief Stowers has written multiple successful grants and initiated progressive internal hiring and leadership development programs. He is active in his local fire district, and currently serves on the planning committee for the Executive Fire Officer Programs annual symposium.