Township Fire Chief Brian Sipe said Eliopulos has served on the department for a decade and holds multiple certifications, including firefighting, EMT and fire officer. He also is a state-certified fire inspector.
At a recent Spring Lake Township Board meeting, Eliopulos' wife, Keziah, participated in the ceremony. She symbolically removed his firefighter badge and replaced it with the new lieutenant badge.
Township Clerk Carolyn Boersma swore in Eliopulos.