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.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would like to start out by giving an update of all the exciting events that are happening with the Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors (WSESI). We just finished up our conference in February which was a huge success. We are already planning on our next conference, and to hold true with our mission of instructor development, we will be offering an “Instructor Boot Camp.” The boot camp will focus on reinforcing existing and building new instructional skills. Details will be released at a later date when we have them finalized. We will be offering the National Fire Academy two-day course Health and Safety Officer during our conference. We will also being providing an EMS class, topic to be determined for our members instructing EMS. The “Boot Camp” will not be fire-specific and will include instructor skills for all types of public safety instruction.
WSESI was asked to present a breakout session at the June Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association (WSFCA) Conference. Gerald Van Ert (Red) from Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), State Fire Education Director Angie White, and Jim Austad from Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will be performing the breakout session called, “Training with Your Local Technical College”. This session will provide the attendees with information on how to obtain training that is critical to your fire department operation from your local technical college.
We continue to work on our strategic plan and providing instructor development to our membership. In the near future we will be assembling a repository of educational/training material in our “Members Only” section of our website. This information will be lesson plans and PowerPoints of fire and EMS education/training materials available for use by our membership. We will have an editorial committee that will be reviewing the information for validity and accuracy prior to its upload to our website. Please stay tuned, we will be asking for submissions of your course(s) they would like to share.
I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to be the president of this great organization for another two years. WSESI has been doing some great work and we plan on continuing that into the future. As always, if you have comments, thoughts, ideas and/or concerns with WSESI, please let me know.
WSESI NEWS BRIEFS -- April 30, 2018
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NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: July 24, 2018 – Location TBD.
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