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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 – July 24, 2021


2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Call for Presentations Remains Extended – The proposal submission form for our 2022 Annual Conference has been restored; proposals for Track A / Instructor Development presentations can once again be accepted on our Conference webpagealternately, proposals will be accepted via email (presenters can use our Contact Us page) to request a proposal form – either method will continue to be accepted through August 31, 2021.


PLEASE HELP – If you (or a colleague) have attended a presentation you feel is worth being made part of our Conference program, and you have retained any contact information for the presenter, PLEASE consider inviting that presenter to submit their proposal(s), which they can do by visiting the Conference webpage.


WISCONSIN NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) WEEKEND – October 15-16-17, 2021 – Volk Field CRTC, Camp Douglas, WI. The following NFA courses, originally scheduled for the 2020 Weekend, will be offered:

• F0729 — Incident Safety Officer

• F0602 — Shaping the Future

• F0722 — Health and Safety Program Manager

• F0457 — Decision Making for Initial Company Operations


In addition to these courses, WSESI and other co-sponsors have begun to plan a pre-weekend program of interest to Wisconsin’s fire and emergency response community! As in years past, we will be on hand to assist.

Information on the Weekend will be made available on our Events webpage.


WISCONSIN STATE FIRE & EMS MEMORIAL, located at Ben Hanson Park in Wisconsin Rapids, relies on the contributions of time and effort from its supporters around the state for the upkeep and maintenance of its grounds and facilities. WSESI Vice President (and WSFM Park Scheduler) Ron Naab has informed us that there are two one-week time slots yet to be filled for this year:

Week of October 18-24

Week of November 1-7

Maintenance can be done any time during the week, with weekend days the most popular time to collaborate. Any Society member (including family and friends) who would like to help fill these time slots, please consult with Ron at [email protected] .

P. S.: This summer, while you are out and about in the state, please include a stop at the State Memorial, especially if you have not visited before. My guess is that you will be impressed!

COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – Although many commercial activities are beginning to resume, 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 LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COALITION (WFELLC) has been on hiatus since Stay-at-Home measures have affected the legislative activities in the state, among other considerations. Watch our News for updates on resumption of Coalition efforts.

Any member wishing to become active in our advocacy of public policy issues should contact President Jim Austad, or WFELLC 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 19, 2021 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.