Director, New England Division

Chris Christopoulos, Jr.
Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Lebanon (N.H.)

Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr.Chris Christopoulos, Jr. is a 37-year veteran of the Fire Service and currently the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Lebanon is a Combination Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, serving of resident population of 15,000 and a daytime population of over 40,000.

Chris began his Fire Service career in 1982 as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Wallingford, CT. He became a full-time firefighter-paramedic in West Haven, CT in 1988. In 1999, Chris moved to Rindge, New Hampshire to accept a position as Fire Chief-Building Inspector. In 2002, he was recruited by the City of Lebanon, NH as the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and was promoted to Fire Chief in 2007.

In 2009, Chris became Chief Fire Officer designee from the Commission on Professional Credentialing and currently serves as a Commissioner of the Commission for Professional Credentialing. Chief Christopoulos is a past President of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chief and the New England Division of the IAFC.

Chris has an Associates of Fire Science, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Management, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies the Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Chris resides in West Lebanon, NH with his wife Lori and has three grown stepchildren.

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