Wisconsin Society of 

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of  

Emergency Services Instructors

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WSESI 2020


FEBRUARY 21-22-23

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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 – October 28, 2019

Registration will be opening soon for WSESI’s 59th Annual Instructors Conference, scheduled for February 21-23, 2020. Our host for this year will be Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, WI for our Conference programs, and the lodging, dinner, and Annual Meeting is to be held at the Ingleside Hotel. For a preview of programs, visit our Conference Webpage.


IN MEMORIAM – Our condolences go to the family and friends of Chief Herman Pfund, WSESI’s senior Life Member, who passed away at the age of 99. Chief Pfund was instrumental in keeping our Society vibrant and financially solvent, and as the first holder of the Executive Secretary office, enabled WSESI to incorporate and become a distributor of training materials. Rest in peace, Chief – and thanks for everything!


SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR – The SW Director vacancy has yet to be filled. Any current WSESI member residing in the Southwest region of the state (WTCS districts of Southwest, Western, Blackhawk and Madison) who wishes to be considered for the position, please submit a letter of intent and brief biographical profile (a recent photo helps) to President Jim Austad at jaustad@wsesi.org at your earliest opportunity.


The annual Wisconsin NFA Weekend was held at Volk Field CRTC in Camp Douglas Saturday – Sunday, October 12 &13, 2019.  Photos from the Weekend are posted on our Photo Gallery.


BASIC R.I.T. TRAINING -- Friday December 6 (class) and
Saturday December 7 (practical)
Slinger Fire Department and R.I.T. House
See the BFA website or our Events page for more information


DATES FOR THE 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE: (2019 dates approximate)

November 1 – Early-bird renewals open online

November 15 – Renewal notices sent by email and US Mail

December 20 – Books close for 2019; any renewals received after this date will be entered Jan. 1

January 1, 2020 – Prepaid and Life members carried forward if not already updated

January 31 – Due date for Active memberships

March 1 – Past Due notices emailed

May 1 – Final dues notices sent by US Mail.

July 1 – Lapsed members dropped from roster.

Anyone wishing to know their renewal status may call or email Kevin Gerarden at 920-235-5494 or kgerarden@wsesi.org


WISCONSIN FIRE EMS LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COALITION (WFELLC) meets monthly (in-person and/or by phone), discussing current efforts in the state legislature. Notes on activities of concern can be viewed on our Links page: www.wsesi.org/links -- in the first column, Wisconsin Links.

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 kgerarden@wsesi.org .


NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:  January 21, 2020 – Appleton, WI (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.