Chief Koering is a 30 year veteran of the fire and EMS service and currently holds the position of Fire Chief for the City of St Louis Park, Minnesota. St Louis Park is a first tier suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 50,000. The department is widely engaged throughout the community on issues of wellness and improved health, care coordination, community risk reduction and resiliency. The St Louis Park Fire Department has prioritized firefighter health and safety focused in three primary areas, cardiac health, cancer prevention, and emotional wellness for all of our staff. Additionally the department has played an active leadership role in the development of a statewide non profit guided at these priorities including peer support.