Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors

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Mid-State Technical College
Online Degree


Creating a Culture That Works
Captain Mark VonAppen
Palo Alto (CA) Fire Department

Saturday, September 30 8:00AM - 4:00PM NTC Wausau Campus - Center for Health Sciences Building

Mark vonAppen, a member of the Palo Alto (CA) Fire Department since 1998, is assigned to the suppression division where he holds the rank of captain. He is a committee member for California State Fire Training and has contributed to the development of Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention curriculums. Mark has been published in Fire Engineering Magazine, Fire Service Warrior and is the creator of the fire service leadership blog FULLY INVOLVED. He is an instructor for the Santa Clara County Joint Fire Academy, a recruit Instructor for Palo Alto Fire, an academy instructor at Evergreen Community College and a member of the “Nobody Gets Left Behind” training group. He has been involved in public speaking since 2005. 

Classes are filling FAST!
October 20-22, 2017
Volk Field CRTC, Camp Douglas, WI

his event is co-sponsored by:

Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association

Wisconsin State Firefighters Association

Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors

Wisconsin Fire Service Training

Openings in all four NFA courses:

Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations(F0455)

Leadership in Supervision: 

Creating Environments for Professional Growth (F0646)

Incident Safety Officer (Revised) (F0729)

New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues (F0761)

Plus! Friday pre-course offerings – 

See registration webpage:



Fire Officer job opportunities:  One at Truax Field in Madison one at Volk Field.

We are looking for a couple of good people to join our Fire Department Management Teams.

Truax Field is the home of the 115th Fighter Wing with F-16 fighter aircraft assigned.  Our coverage area is the Dane County Regional Airport and we are active members of MABAS Division 115.    Truax FD has 31 State Fire Fighters and a Military Fire Chief on the career side as well as 27 traditional Air National Guard Fire Fighters who work at the station on Guard Drill weekends. We have very recently earned Accredited status with CPSE.

Volk Field is one of four Air National Guard Training Centers in the country and is the site for some unique national exercises every year.  We provide crash and structural fire coverage as well as (non-transport) EMS and are active members of Division 136.   Volk is home for the WI Emergency Services Academy (WESA) and the entire management team gets involved in the coordination for the large events.  Volk is also home to the REACT Center and we enjoy a great working relationship with them.  We have 17 State Fire Fighters and one Military Fire Chief and are in the process of pursuing CPSE Accreditation.

The two departments work a different variation of a 56 hour week shift schedule.

For job details, application procedures, and exam information, go here:

If you have any application and/or exam process questions contact Allisa Brown at 608-242-3164 or [email protected]

For nuts and bolts FD questions, contact Chief Peck for Truax at  [email protected] or me for Volk Field at [email protected]

Fire District Coordinator --

Western Technical College is seeking a candidate for the position!

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