Deputy Fire Chief
Dewitt Fire District
Timothy S. Cowan is a deputy fire chief with the Dewitt Fire District in Central New York and a 30-year fire and emergency services veteran. Cowan retired as a deputy fire chief/fire marshal from the City of Oneida, NY, Fire Department. Cowan is also an active volunteer firefighter with the Canastota, NY, Fire Department. He is a deputy fire coordinator and fire instructor for the Madison County, NY, Office of Emergency Management and is also a member of the NFPA 1030 Technical Committee - Life Safety Educator. Cowan is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and is currently a New York State Advocate for the Everyone Goes Home program. He is a recent graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. Cowan earned an associate degree in fire and emergency services and a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency management, both from the State University of New York at Empire State. Cowan is a Fire Officer, Fire Marshal designee, and peer reviewer for the Center of Public Safety Excellence. He is also a committee member of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance for the First Responder Center for Excellence.