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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) announces Brian
Lowe as the department’s new Assistant Chief of Training. Lowe was promoted to
the position recently to replace Allen Swader who retired in July.
“It’s bittersweet to be elevated to the Assistant Chief
position,” said Lowe. “I’ve enjoyed being on the front lines for the last 23
years and will miss starting my tours at the fire station.”
Lowe added, “I’m excited for the opportunity and will do my
best to build on the foundations of the training division to meet the growing
needs of the department.”
Lowe joined the fire service in 1996 and has been with MFRD
for 18 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis
with a dual major in Fire Administration and Fire Prevention and has a master’s
degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State
An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Officer II, and
Instructor II, Lowe is currently a candidate in the National Fire Academy’s
Executive Fire Officer Program and serves as an associate professor for the
Fire Science program at Volunteer State Community College.
Lowe and wife Janet have four children: twins Lucas and
Caden (14), Isabel (8), and Liam (6). In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking,
fishing, and golf.