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Lebanon Fire Department

Posted on: August 8, 2023

Lebanon Fire Lieutenant Coelho Achieves Fire Officer Credential

Lieutenant Joel Coelho in front of a Lebanon fire truck

Lebanon Fire Department Lieutenant Joel Coelho recently received his Fire Officer Credential from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) is a professional designation model that recognizes career excellence and offers strategies for continuous personal improvement. Lieutenant Coelho is the second member of the Lebanon Fire Department to hold this credential. Fire Chief Jim Wheatley also has his Fire Officer Credential. 

Designated officers are often described as being progressive and well-rounded. Part of the reason for this is the holistic scope of the CPC model. It looks at the “whole officer”, focusing on seven components that cover the span of an officer’s experience:

  • Education
  • Experience
  • Professional Development (training and certifications)
  • Professional Contributions and Recognitions
  • Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Technical Competence
  • Community Involvement

In achieving this milestone, Lieutenant Joel Coelho has not only demonstrated his dedication to his profession but also to the safety and well-being of the community. We extend our congratulations to Lieutenant Coelho on this achievement and look forward to witnessing the positive impact it will have on both his career and the community.

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