Battalion Chief Paul Lepore’s The Aspiring Firefighter’s Two-Year Plan
Battalion Chief Paul Lepore
Paul Lepore is a Battalion Chief with the City of Long Beach, California, Fire Department. He entered the fire service as a civilian Paramedic for the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. After completing his education at the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute, Lepore worked in the high impact area of South Central, Los Angeles. Lepore was hired by the Long Beach Fire Department in 1986 and completed their 12-week academy. He spent the next two years working as a firefighter until he was promoted to firefighter/paramedic. Lepore was promoted to Fire Captain in 1998 and is currently a Battalion Chief.
He has conducted hundreds of entry-level interviews as well as served as a rater for several Captain’s promotional exams. He holds instructor credentials for EMT, Hazardous Materials, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has conducted numerous seminars to coach and mentor both promotional and entry-level candidates alike. He founded EMS Safety Services, Inc., a first aid and CPR training corporation that certifies over 100,000 students each year.
Lepore is married to his wife, Marian, and has two daughters, Ashley and Samantha. He is an avid saltwater fisherman and has written a fishing book titled, “Sportfishing in Baja.”
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