Wisconsin Society of 

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of  

Emergency Services Instructors

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WSESI 2019


FEBRUARY 22-23-24

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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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WSESI NEWS BRIEFS -- March 1, 2018

SOUTHWEST DIRECTOR POSITION – WSESI Southwest Regional Director Dawn Way has notified the Board of her need to resign her post. No nominations were brought to the Annual Meeting; a motion was passed to hold the position open to all members from the Southwest Region (WTCS districts of Western, Southwest, Blackhawk, and Madison). If you reside in the region -- or can recommend a member who does – PLEASE contact WSESI President Jim Austad: [email protected] for consideration regarding this position.


CONGRATULATIONS to Assistant Chief Brad Schaefer of Slinger Fire Department, recipient of WSESI 2017 Instructor of the Year award! Brad was presented with his award at the Friday Dinner Buffet just prior to the 2018 Annual Meeting. He will also receive a complimentary pass to FDIC International in 2019, courtesy of North American Fire Training Directors.



Chippewa Valley Technical College and Red Van Ert, coordinator, for acting as our gracious hosts.
Eau Claire County Fire Chiefs and Badger Firefighters Association for their sponsorship support.
WSESI Life Member Bob Pound for once again serving as our Roving Photographer.
Guest panelists Jim Flanagan, Ron Naab, Jim Austad, and Sondra Mero for contributing to our Sunday Morning Roundtable.


WATCH OUR PHOTO GALLERY -- www.wsesi.org/apps/photos/ -- in a few days, and next month’s Dispatcher page, for a “few” snaps from the 2018 Annual Conference!


BILLY GOLDFEDER LIVE – coming to West Bend Mutual’s Prairie Center Saturday, April 14 – Sponsored by Badger Firefighters Association. See their website for details and registration: www.badgerfirefightersassociation.com –or phone 262-629-9749


RENEW-O-METER: In the 2018 renewal cycle:
137 received, 106 renewed, 17 new members (8 of those complimentary), 2 returning members, 6 Life members, and 6 extended memberships.
5 members pending payment.
122 -- ??? Don’t delay – Renew TODAY!

PAST DUE NOTICES will be e-mailed during the first week in March.
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:  April 17, 2018 – Location TBD. Date is changed to accommodate attendees to FDIC the following week.

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.


Class photos from the 2017 NFA Weekend can be viewed in our Photo Gallery!