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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 – November 28, 2023

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! 63rd ANNUAL INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE – coming to Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville February 16-18, 2024!
Our Conference registration webpage is now live -- Start planning to join us in Janesville this February! See adjacent piece to meet one of our Conference presenters.
AVAILABLE NOW: 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.
ALSO OPENING DECEMBER 1 – Nominations will be accepted for the 2023 Instructor of the Year Award. See adjacent webpage for all the details.
LIVE LINKS to our events, and any sent in through our associates, will be posted on the WSESI Events webpage:
READER SURVEY CONTINUES – Please take our two-minute, three-question survey about your affiliations and their news delivery! Use this link:
           Survey will be open from now through December 31. Thanks!
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):
           Watch for a general update of the New Old Stock titles list. Thanks!
2024 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE – The WSESI Membership webpage is ready to take new / renewing / returning members now; membership renewal notices will be emailed individually to each current member beginning December 1, 2023. Other dates to note (all in 2024):

  • January 1 – Prepaid and Life memberships carried forward.

  • January 31 – Active and partner agency memberships due.

  • March 1 – Past due notices emailed to members.

  • May 1 – Final dues notices sent via US Mail

  • July 1 – Lapsed members dropped from roster.

            Please check your current information in our Member Directory in the Society Documents section of our website’s Members’ Zone. The Directory includes listings for affiliations and committee interest for each member. Please take a moment to update your preferences for committee involvement in advance of our upcoming Membership Renewal drive.
VISIT OUR LINKS PAGE to check out the many online resources available from our colleagues around the state and across the country. This includes the Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association – promoting life safety strategies and fire safety through public education, code management, and prevention efforts.
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!
IMPORTANT NOTE to our members, customers and friends… The WSESI financial books will close for the year on Thursday, December 21, 2023 – Book orders, membership renewals, and Conference registrations that you wish to be marked paid in 2023 must be received by this date. All receipts afterward will be recorded beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.
And on that note… We’d like to wish you and yours all the best for your Christmas holiday season and a joyous New Year!
WISCONSIN FIRE & EMS COALITION (WFEC), hosted by Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin (PFFW), met Monday, October 23 in Madison and via Zoom.
Several pieces of legislation related to emergency responders are being considered. The Coalition’s next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2024.
Please be encouraged to engage legislative issues that concern you and your agency using our 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 .


NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.

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