About Me

Christopher Goenner is originally from Pennsylvania with over 33 years of experience in public safety.  He started his career as a volunteer firefighter, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and a law enforcement officer.  After 10 years of full-time law enforcement, he focused on his career in Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS).  After moving to North Carolina is 2007, he earned his North Carolina and National Registry Paramedic certification.  He then continued his education earning an Associates in Applied Sciences in EMS from Lenoir Community College, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management and a Masters of Health Sciences in EMS Education from Western Carolina University.  

Chris worked as a field training officer (FTO) at Cabarrus County EMS in Concord, NC and most recently served as the Department Chair of Emergency Medical Sciences at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC.  Chris has presented at local, state, and national EMS conferences for several years, he has been published for his research, and won a national award for his research with End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide in septic patients.  He currently serves as the president of the North Carolina EMS Educators Association and sits on several committees with the North Carolina Office of EMS.  He has worked as adjunct faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Stanly Community College, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.