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Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors

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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. 


Now 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 – September 23, 2022


NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) COURSE OFFERING – the two-day course Health and Safety Program Manager (F0722) – October 15-16, 2022 in Appleton, WI – is a GO! Applications are still being accepted at our Events page. Act quickly – class size is limited to 30 seats!


TRAINING OPPORTUNITY from our colleagues at Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association:

This (Fire) House Rocks! / The Art of Go/No Go with Captain Mike Gagliano – September 30, 2022 – Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, Wisconsin Rapids, WI


FINAL ALARM CEREMONY at the Wisconsin State Fire & EMS Memorial – Located at Ben Hanson Park, Wisconsin Rapids, WI – Saturday, October 1, 2022. Ceremony begins at 3:33 PM; evening Silent Procession to follow. Check the Wisconsin State Fire & EMS Memorial website for more details.


ALSO – This just in from our friends at the Wisconsin State Fire & EMS Memorial – There will be a cleanup day at the Memorial grounds Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please feel free to add your hands and help to the effort on the part of the Wisconsin responder community in keeping this site beautiful and welcoming! Contact WSESI Vice-President (and WSFM scheduler) Ron Naab:

[email protected]


LIVE LINKS our events, and any sent in through our associates, will be posted on the WSESI Events webpage:


VISIT OUR LINKS PAGE to check out the many online resources available from our colleagues around the state and across the country, including – Home of The Secret List!


2024-25 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING – YOUR ideas and input are welcome in our planning for the 2024 and 2025 Annual Instructors Conference! Contact WSESI Conference Site chair Red Van Ert: [email protected] . Thanks!


COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – With the return of activities to a ‘new normal’, WSESI will continue to monitor events and programs of Wisconsin’s Fire / Emergency Services organizations throughout the year ahead. Please be encouraged to advise us of any of your agency’s / organization’s plans for events in the coming months, or any changes you are aware of. Thanks!


WISCONSIN FIRE & EMS COALITION (WFEC), hosted by Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin (PFFW), most recently met Thursday, August 18. Minutes of this meeting have been posted on our Links page.


The next meeting for WFEC is planned for Friday, September 30. SAVE THE DATE for Fire & EMS Lobby Day – Wednesday, March 15, 2023! -- Information on this event, and current legislative activity has been posted on our Links page:


​Our representation in the Coalition relies on our members being active in our advocacy of public policy issues. Contact President Jim Austad, or WFEC delegates Jim Flanagan or Kevin Gerarden.

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: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.