W S E S I NEWS BRIEFS – August 25, 2023
WSESI WEBSITE -- The migration to Vista x Wix has been completed, and the fun can begin – as we all familiarize ourselves with the new features of our website platform. Please be encouraged to visit the pages of our website to look in on the features in place AND under development as we go forward.
63rd ANNUAL INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE – coming to Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville February 16-18, 2024!
The Conference webpage has our bullet-point lineup of programs and will continue to have details added in the next few weeks.
National Fire Academy (NFA) two-day course Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) -- Please feel free to submit student information if you are planning to attend this course; it will secure your place in the class! Limit 30 students.
LIVE LINKS to our events, and any sent in through our associates, will be posted on the WSESI Events webpage:
WSESI MEMBERS: VISIT OUR REPOSITORY for information on our Inventory Retirement campaign, which will continue from now through the end of the calendar year 2023. More details are posted on our Repository webpage (found under the ‘Members Zone’ tab):
ALSO FOR MEMBERS ONLY: The Society Documents page in the Members’ Zone includes a PDF of the official WSESI Member Directory. This will be exclusively for the networking use of our members, and like other Society documents, will be password protected. Members -- please take a moment to visit this page to view your own information to ensure that all of it is up to date. Thanks!
VISIT OUR LINKS PAGE to check out the many online resources available from our colleagues around the state and across the country. This includes Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial (WFEM), Wisconsin Rapids, WI a memorial honoring all first responders in the State of Wisconsin.
STATEWIDE FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – WSESI will continue to share information that we receive regarding 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 of any changes that you are aware of. Thanks!
WISCONSIN FIRE & EMS COALITION (WFEC), hosted by Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin (PFFW), has been on hiatus during the summer recess of the Wisconsin State Legislature. The next meeting will be held Monday, October 23 from 10:00 AM to noon.
Please see the adjacent Statement of Position adopted by the WSESI Board of Directors regarding Senate Bill 118 and Assembly Bill 111. Although no further action regarding the Senate bill is called for at this time, the Assembly bill is scheduled for public hearing September 7 in Madison. Meanwhile, the issues surrounding this bill deserve to be discussed actively among the emergency services community. Please feel free to join that discussion via our new Members’ Forum, or by email at our Contact Us webpage:
WSESI Members' Forum
Information on current legislative activity will be 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@example.com .
NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).
Contact your Board members with any agenda items.