Director, Eastern Division

Thaddeus "Ted" Lowden, EFO, CFO, MIFireE
Fire Chief, Evesham Fire-Rescue Department (N.J.)

Chief Thaddeus LowdenChief Ted Lowden has been with the Evesham Fire-Rescue Department since he began as a volunteer in 1975. He worked his way up through the ranks within the volunteer department and acted as the department training officer. In 1984, he became a career firefighter, then was appointed the deputy fire marshal. In 1988, he was promoted to fire chief.

Chief Lowden is active in many fire service organizations, including:

  • the New Jersey State Career Fire Chiefs Association
  • the National Society of Executive Fire Officers
  • Burlington County 200 Club
  • New Jersey Fire Chiefs Association

On a national level, Lowden serves with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group as a subject-matter expert and is past president of the IAFC Eastern Division.

Chief Lowden served as

  • a charter member of the Burlington County Fire Advisory Board
  • past president of the Burlington County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Burlington deputy fire coordinator
  • a representative on the Emergency Services Academy New Building Committee
  • chair of the Burlington County Emergency Services Advisory Board

Additionally, Lowden developed a curriculum for the National Fire Academy, is a graduate of their Executive Fire Officer Program and serves as an adjunct instructor.