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 – December, 2018


Sign up now for the 2019 WSESI Annual Instructors Conference, to be held at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire February 22, 23, & 24, 2019. PLEASE NOTE that registrations for our NFA course must meet the minimum enrollment 40 days out to lock-in the class! Do not delay -- online registration available at www.wsesi.org/annual-conference .
Balloting is now closed for the proposed change to the WSESI By-Laws; the preliminary results are as follows:
Votes cast:   75
Votes to accept: 70
Votes to reject: 3
Abstaining:  2
The vote will be verified and acted upon at the January Board meeting.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE – Members interested in serving on the Nominations Committee for Officer/Director elections at the upcoming Annual Meeting, please contact President Jim Austad: jaustad@wsesi.org .
Thanks for all those who renewed promptly! About one-third of our roster is good to go for 2019. Keep it comin’, folks – watch for our Renew-o-Meter beginning next month. To update and renew online go to: www.wsesi.org/join-renew-now
will continue to be accepted through January 18, 2019. Please act promptly! NEW THIS YEAR – the nominator of the successful recipient will be offered a free pass to this year’s Instructors Conference!
POSITION OPEN -- City of Baraboo Fire Department
is accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Fire Chief - Training Officer. Visit the City’s Website, www.cityofbaraboo.com to view the job posting! The application deadline is 4:00 PM on January 11, 2019.
NETWORKING EVENTS – As was initiated last year, WSESI intends to be represented at conferences of Wisconsin’s Fire / Emergency Services organizations throughout the coming months!... Please contact us if you would like to help staff our informational booth at any of the following:
WEMSA – January 17-19, Milwaukee.
WSFFA – March 8-9, La Crosse.
 WSFCA – June 21-22, Wisconsin Dells.
  •  Contact Membership Chair Ron Naab or other Board members if interested.
  • WILLIAM E. CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Applications will be accepted from now through April 1, 2019. Check our Scholarship webpage for details: www.wsesi.org/william-clark-scholarship
    These two items have been submitted by our friends:
  • Badger Firefighters Association will host Billy Goldfeder Live, April 27 at the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center. To register, go to our Events page, or www.badgerfirefightersassociation.org .
  • The Monroe Fire School will be reorganized as a conference, relocated to Janesville, WI in partnership with the Janesville FD. Watch our news, and the SWNIFRA website, for details as they develop.

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.