Real-Life Experience – Real-Life Training.

Chris Dolen, Owner
Chris Dolen
Chris Dolen, owner and founder of HEARTQUEST Trainers, is an Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic / Firefighter with over 28 years of experience and over 8 years as a qualified instructor. Chris began HEARTQUEST because he recognized a real need for safety training by experienced, certified instructors that is relevant to the individual work place. Too often, safety training wastes time on unnecessary material instead of tailoring lessons to specific locations.  

With HEARTQUEST Trainers, your workplace will receive safety instruction on issues most likely to occur at your facility—training that will save lives, insurance costs, compensation claims and medical expenses.

When Chris is not working, he enjoys boating, hunting, grilling in his backyard, and spending time with his family.

Matt Gunderson,
Certified Trainer
Matt Gunderson
Matt has been a career Firefighter/Paramedic with the city of Eau Claire Fire and Rescue for the past 7 years. Prior to employment with the City of Eau Claire Matt was the Fire Chief for the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Fire Department and also a member of the Chippewa Fire District giving him a total of 11 years in the fire service. Matt is a Nationally Registered Paramedic with a license to practice in the state of Wisconsin. In addition to his employment with the City of Eau Claire Fire and Rescue, Matt is also a part time fire instructor for the Chippewa Valley Technical College and an Instructor for the National Safety Council.

In addition to a busy work schedule Matt enjoys his yearly trips to Canada bear hunting, fishing and waterfowl hunting. Matt spends most weekends with his family (wife, son and daughter) on their land near Lake Holcombe, WI. Matt looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with CPR and First Aid with the business and industries of the Chippewa Valley.

Pete Fasching,
Certified Trainer
Pete Fasching
Pete recently retired from the City of Eau Claire Fire and Rescue Department after serving over 22 years. During that time, Pete spent more than 16 years working on an ambulance crew. 11 of those years were working as a nationally registered paramedic. Pete currently is a nationally registered EMT. He also teaches at Chippewa Valley Technical College, having served as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Emergency Medical Services area for over 20 years.

Pete is a lifelong Eau Claire resident. He is married with 2 daughters and a granddaughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. Pete also enjoys teaching as he gets to meet many people and pass on his knowledge of emergency medicine to them.

The Benefits of HEARTQUEST Trainers:
  • Safety training specific to the workplace
  • Practical and written evaluations for successful certification of students
  • On-site training
  • Hands-on approach
  • Fun, engaging instruction
  • Affordable, combined-class charges, not per-person fees
  • Certification renewal tracking—you will be notified personally by phone 2 to 3 months before certifications are due
HEARTQUEST Trainers Affiliations and Certifications:
  • Affiliated with the National Safety Council, the nation’s most respected safety organization
  • Follows the latest American Heart Association guidelines
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Registered with the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (Paramedic level)