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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W S E S I   NEWS BRIEFS – June 29, 2018

UPDATE: UW-Oshkosh Youth Fire Science Academies – The Middle School and Basic academies have been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Advanced Academy is scheduled for July 15 to 18 and will go ahead; there is still room for more participants! Please encourage the young people in your community to check it out online:
WSESI 2019 Annual Instructors Conference – Watch for a ‘sneak preview’ of the Conference program in our July News. Also, members who would like to promote your locality as a possible venue for the 2020 & 2021 Conferences, please contact your Board members!

AMERICAN TRIBUTE RIDE – WSESI Board Member and event chair Ron Naab has announced the date and route -- Saturday, July 28, 2018 – visit the event website for further details:  http://americantributeride.com/
MEMBERS’ ZONE – A couple of you have contacted me regarding some problems accessing the Members’ Zone on our website. I have been in touch with the support team at Webs.com, our host, and will be following up in the next few days. If any others of you have had the same trouble, PLEASE shoot me an email with the approximate date you encountered it.  Thanks!
MONROE FIRE SCHOOL: August 9, 10, 11, 2018 – WSESI Southwest Director and Training Committee chair David Yakowenko will be conducting two workshops at this upcoming event. Learn more at http://www.swnifra.com/
BADGER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION has shared the date for their upcoming Situational Awareness Seminar, to be held in West Bend September 29, 2018. Details will be available on our Events page: www.wsesi.org/events
JOB POSTING: City of Milwaukee is accepting applications for Fire Health & Safety Manager – see the details by clicking on the job listing at 
2 members pending payment.
55 -- ??? Don’t delay – Renew TODAY!

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:  July 24, 2018 – Appleton, WI. 

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.

W S E S I  MEMBERSHIP – By the Numbers


As of press time for this article, our 2018 membership renewal cycle is about to close. The following is a numerical rundown of the 211 members on the roster:

Assistant (or Deputy) Chief:  23
Adjunct Instructor:                 12
Battalion (or Division) Chief: 12
Captain:                                18
Chief (or Fire Chief):             31
Driver (Engineer):                   4
Educational (Coord, Dean):   13
Firefighter:                              21
Instructor (or Fire Inst.):         13
Lieutenant:                             15
Retired:                                  11
Training Officer:                      7
Other:                                     10
No listing:                               21


Blackhawk           1
Chippewa Valley  5
Fox Valley           28
Gateway             14
Indianhead           2
Lakeshore           16
Madison              26
Mid-State            10
Milwaukee           12
Moraine Park       38
Nicolet                   8
Northcentral          9
Northeastern        12
Southwest             4
Waukesha           15
Western                6
Out-of-state           5

College Instructor    106
EMS Instructor           48
Volunteer Instructor   73
Fire Safety Educator  55
Training Director        45
Municipal Instructor   34
Industrial Instructor   11
Fire Prevention         49
State Instructor         19
Federal Instructor       5
Other                         11
No listing                   20


Active                   179
Life                           7
Partner Agency      25


Audit                            3
Awards                       11
Conference Site           8
Constitution/Bylaws     7
Membership               20
Nominations                 6
Strategic Planning      22
Training & Programs   50
No listing                   148


If you would like to review or update the details of your membership, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] with your request. Thanks!