Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors

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WSESI 2018


FEBRUARY 23-24-25

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The Wisconsin Society of Fire Service Instructors (WSFSI) was formed in 1962 to serve the needs of fire instructors in our State. Newly renamed Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors (WSESI),
the Society assists local instructors through the exchange of ideas, dissemination of information, and the presentation of seminars and conferences. All of this is geared toward helping fire and emergency services instructors in their personal development and assisting them in bringing quality education and programs to their own agencies.

Please tour our site and learn more about how WSESI can serve all of your instructional needs. Your questions and comments are always welcome.

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W S E S I   NEWS BRIEFS – October 10, 2017

CLARIFICATION: NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR – The Northeast Region, for which the Directorship is currently open, is comprised of the Wisconsin Technical College Districts of Northcentral, Nicolet, and Northeast Wisconsin. Please contact WSESI President Jim Austad to be considered for this position.

NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS – To increase efficiency with the Society’s record-keeping and publication schedule, beginning with the September 30 end-of-quarter, all new (and returning) member applications will be processed together at the end of each calendar quarter. The applicants will have their membership cards and associated materials mailed out within the first week of the new quarter, and their names will be read into the record of the next Board of Directors meeting. New memberships received in the third and fourth quarters of each calendar year will be effective until the end of the following calendar year. Renewing members will be processed, as before, in a timely manner when received during the annual renewal cycle.

FALL TRAINING REMINDER – See our Events page for information on the Wisconsin National Fire Academy Weekend, to be held October 20-22, 2017 at Volk Field in Camp Douglas. Register ASAP, as some classes are already full!

Having trouble downloading documents? Call 920-235-5494 to request a paper copy of any Society forms or documents, or email your request to [email protected] .

NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 10:00 AM – Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire. Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.

Photos from the 2017 Instructors Conference can be viewed in our Photo Gallery!

The Final Chapter

This year marks the fifth since the celebration of the Society’s 50th birthday, and one year since our name change to WSESI. Struck for that occasion, the WSFSI Challenge Coin has been available to members and friends of the Society; in order to bring that availability to its completion, WSESI will be initiating the following:

  1. Coin #343 will be entrusted to a member of FDNY for a suitable disposition; Coin #333 will be offered to the Wisconsin Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
  2. Life Members who do not already have one will be offered a low-numbered coin.
  3. Members of the 2016 roster, the last under the old name, who are not registered as having a coin, will receive one by mail.
  4. Approximately 100 coins will be made available as display items for Fire Departments and response agencies, first at the Final Alarm Ceremony (inquire between rehearsal and line-up!), then at the Wisconsin NFA Weekend, and finally by mail upon request.

Please submit your request on behalf of your agency, with its mailing address, to:
P O Box 764
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Questions can be addressed by mail, or to e-mail: [email protected]