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Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos Set To Retire After A 40 Year Career

Oct 31, 2022 03:09PM ● By Stephanie Hatley

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Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos has dedicated his life to protecting the community with more than 20 years of service to the city. On October 28 he will retire, ending a 40-year career in the fire service. In February 2002, Chief Christopoulos came to Lebanon as a deputy fire chief. By January 2007, he was the fire chief and emergency manager director.

Prior to arriving in Lebanon, Chief Christopoulos began his career in his hometown of Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1982 as a volunteer firefighter. He then became a full-time firefighter and paramedic in West Haven, Connecticut, and served as fire chief and building inspector in Rindge, New Hampshire.

But his service hasn’t only been confined to emergencies. In August, Chief Christopoulos received West Central Behavioral Health’s Lilla McLane-Bradley Award for Mental Health Advocacy. He has worked diligently with state officials and Upper Valley communities to provide the services needed to help people experiencing a mental health crisis or substance-use disorder.

Although he has enjoyed his time in Lebanon, he’s also looking forward to this new season of life. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Lebanon—both as fire chief and as a member of the community. I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Lebanon Fire Department. I will certainly miss them and many friends. After 40 years in the fire and emergency services, I am looking forward to this new opportunity,” Chief Christopoulos says.

After his retirement, Chief Christopoulos will move to Florida to take a fire safety position in the private sector. He’ll be missed, but we wish him well and thank him for his decades of service to the city of Lebanon.

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