The Owen County Fiscal Court is pleased to announce that Brian Bowman has been named director of Owen County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Bowman began his EMS career as an EMT with Madison County EMS in 1996. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with an associate degree in emergency medical care in December 1996, he successfully passed his Kentucky paramedic board examination and became a certified paramedic. He remained a full-time paramedic with Madison County EMS until early 2001, when he began pursuing a career with Kentucky State Police (KSP).
During his nearly 15-year career with KSP, Bowman served as both a trooper and detective before retiring and entering the private sector. He spent the next five years as the safety/DOT officer for The Allen Company, Inc., where he trained employees on OSHA safety and DOT regulations and managed the enforcement of those regulations for up to 350 employees and a fleet of nearly 150 commercial vehicles.
Although Bowman comes from a long line of KSP troopers — including his father and grandfather — EMS and patient care have remained a priority.
"From a child, I was destined to be a Trooper, and (KSP) is a great agency, but EMS has always been my true passion."
Bowman and his wife moved to Owen County in 2019 to be closer to their daughter. Since that time, the couple has taken a vested interest in the community. Bowman currently serves as a part-time paramedic with Owen County EMS and a Trooper-R with KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg.
"I live here, this is my home, and I plan on being here for the rest of my life," Bowman added. "We've got a great EMS service here, but there's always room to grow and improve, to more efficiently deliver the services provided for the betterment of the citizens of Owen County, and that's what I plan to work toward."
The decision to hire Bowman was unanimous among the Fiscal Court. His first day as EMS director will be after the new year.
"Brian has become an integral part of our community since moving here," said Owen County Judge/Executive Casey Ellis. "As a trooper and part-time paramedic, he has already forged many relationships which will aid him in his transition into EMS director."