St. Paul Fire Foundation

The St. Paul Fire Foundation was established in 2010 to promote the health, wellness, safety, and education for the St. Paul Fire Department and the greater community.


Our Mission is to provide support to St. Paul Firefighters through health, wellness, and safety initiatives.

How We Help

Through our focus on cardiac health, cancer prevention, emotional trauma, and community engagement, we help to meet the current needs of our St. Paul Firefighters. The Foundation exists to provide additional resources for our St. Paul Firefighters.


The St. Paul Fire Foundation was formed in 2010 by a St. Paul Firefighter. After 12 years in the department, Captain Steve Shapira saw the need to help fill the budgetary gaps and provide health and wellness support and information to his fellow firefighters.

Board of Directors

The St. Paul Fire Foundation is led by a small group of members who serve as the Board of Directors. These Board Members have pledged their unwavering commitment to supporting the firefighters of the city of St. Paul and their families.

Executive Director

Cris Shapira


Lindsay Moser



Jeremie Baker

SPFD Deputy Chief of Training

Vice President

Mick Korba

SPFD Captain Engine 22


Carla Baier

Operations Project Manager – Alliance Bank


Bryan Buxton

SPFD Squad 3 Firefighter

Tommy Cherup

Director of Emergency Services
1-800 Board Up

Buck McAlpin

Owner of Transmedic and
Government Relations for Libby Law Office

Joe Simonsen

Commercial Banker
Bell Bank

Stacy Hohertz

SPFD Administration Liaison
SPFD Chief

Pat McCauley

Regions Hospital

Kyle Thornberg

IAFF Local 21 Liaison
SPFD Captain

Steve Hyland

Team Leader and Productivity Coach
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Lindsay Rowland

Meuser Law Office

Foundation Consultants

Jerod Greenisen

Product Marketing Manager

Dr. Zeke McKinney

Faculty Physician, Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Health Partners

Zack Ryan

Certified Public Accountant, Partner
Lethert, Skwira, Schultz & Co. LLP