Battalion Chief John Koenig joined the San Marcos Fire Department and the fire service in July of 1990. His inspiration of serving the public came from his father, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department after 31 years.
Starting his career as a firefighter, Chief Koenig attended the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Fire Recruit Academy in College Station, Texas.
He holds an Advanced Firefighter, Inspector, Instructor II, Officer IV, Driver Operator, Wildland, and Hazardous Materials Technician certifications from the Texas Commission of Fire Protection. He has attended the National Fire Academy several times in Maryland and has completed the Texas Fire Chief's Academy.
He is responsible for specifying, purchasing, and organizing the maintenance of apparatus, stations, and equipment within the fire department.