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.

W S E S I   NEWS BRIEFS – October 24, 2018


PROPOSED BY-LAWS CHANGE – In about a week, ballots will be e-mailed to the membership regarding a proposed change to the WSESI By-Laws, designed to address issues pertaining to the nominations and election of Society officers. Members may e-mail, call, or write to opt for a paper ballot.
At the October WSESI Board meeting, members discussed and developed the program for the 2019 WSESI Annual Instructors Conference, to be held at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire February 22, 23, & 24, 2019. Track offerings will include the NFA two-day course Health & Safety Officer; registration will be open soon.
Wisconsin Fire/EMS Legislative Leadership Coalition (WFELLC) – Next meeting will be held November 29. Any WSESI member with an agenda item, please submit to your directors by Nov. 18 for inclusion in the WFELLC agenda. 911 Dispatch CPR Workgroup: Key members’ contact info will be posted on the WSESI Links page.
November 1, 2018 – Membership cycle opens for instant renewal and online forms.
November 15, 2018 – Member e-mails with individual member renewal notices attached.
December 31, 2018 – renewals paid from prior years will receive membership card and default premium (unless otherwise requested).
January 31, 2019 – 2019 dues are due for all Active members (Life members exempt).
March 1, 2019 – Past due notices e-mailed.
May 1, 2019 – Final notices are sent via postcard.
July 1, 2019 – Deadline for delinquent dues.
See adjacent piece on members’ benefits. www.wsesi.org/join-renew-now

THE WSESI BOARD OF DIRECTORS has awarded the 2020 and 2021 Annual Conferences to Waukesha County Technical College. Watch and plan for a dynamic event in the Southeast!

As we approach a new year, the Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors has open enrollment into our prestigious organization of learning how to be better instructors.  The Society invites anyone involved in being a training officer/instructor of emergency services to join us.  This invitation is extended to fire and EMS training officers of all departments and squads in Wisconsin.
Many times we are asked what are the benefits of being a member of the WSESI; following is a list of the many factors that help each of our members:
  • Networking with other training officers and instructors;
  • Quality educational opportunities to enhance training officer’s interactions with their firefighters and EMS personnel;
  • Scholarships available to members (and their dependents) to advance their skills;
  • Yearly award to “Instructor of the Year;”
  • Monthly newsletter on-line and in the DISPATCHER;
  • Great pricing on educational materials with timely delivery;
  • Reasonable membership fee: $30.00 per person OR $100.00 for the department’s training committee;
  • Department Training Officers and Agency Instructors are encouraged to participate;
  • Reduced registration fee for Annual Conference;
  • Instructors’ Corner on the WSESI website sharing training outlines, etc. (which will be available for members only).
Those interested in renewing your membership or those wishing to join for the first time may go to www.wsesi.org/join-renew-now to join online, or download the registration form and mail in.

Having trouble downloading documents? Call 920-235-5494 to request a paper copy of any Society forms or documents, or email your request to kgerarden@wsesi.org .


NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:  January 22, 2018 – Location TBD.

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.