Tony Stowers has over 34 years of fire service experience beginning as an on-call firefighter before being hired by the East Derry Fire Precinct in 1988. During his time with the East Derry Fire Precinct, Chief Stowers was a Team Leader with the Southern New Hampshire Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid district and worked part-time as a consult/trainer to private sector companies on hazardous materials and safety-related issues. Chief Stowers was hired by the City of Nashua in 1996 where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Chief Stowers also served as an original member of the Souhegan Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid Response Team.
In 2007 Chief Stowers was hired as a Deputy Fire Chief for the Merrimack, New Hampshire Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Chief Stowers was responsible for training and fire department operations while serving the Merrimack Fire Department until retiring in 2012.
In January of 2012, Chief Stowers was appointed Fire Chief of the Maynard Fire Department. As fire chief in Maynard, Chief Stowers has developed and implemented a long-term capital replacement plan that has allowed for the replacement of all capital equipment as needed. Chief Stowers championed the move for a new fire station and is overseeing the construction of a 19,500-square-foot foot facility to replace the current fire station. Chief Stowers has written and updated the strategic plan for the Maynard Fire Department based on industry best practices. Chief Stowers was appointed Emergency Management Director for the Town of Maynard Fire Department and has since written a comprehensive emergency response plan for the community. Chief Stowers has written multiple successful grants, including a $750,000 fire apparatus grant. Chief Stowers retired from the Maynard Fire Department in February of 2023.
Chief Stowers holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management from Granite State College, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a Leadership Focus from Walden University. Chief Stowers is a 2012 graduate Chief Fire Officer Management Program delivered jointly by the Massachusetts Fire Academy, and Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts, and a 2013 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Chief Stowers is a Massachusetts Credentialed Fire Chief and holds the Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Stowers holds multiple fire service-related certifications.