Wisconsin Society of
Emergency Services Instructors

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 – June 25, 2020

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS extended – Our Call for Presentations will remain open through the end of August for the 2021 Annual Instructors Conference. The 2021 Inquiry Form on our Conference webpage has been converted to our proposal form. Please share this Call with all the colleagues in the fire / emergency services you know who may be interested in becoming one of our 2021 Conference presenters! Contact Training & Programs Chair Dave Yakowenko with your input.
COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – As pandemic precautions continue simultaneously with resumption of many commercial activities, WSESI is monitoring events and programs of Wisconsin’s Fire / Emergency Services organizations throughout the coming months... Currently, we have been informed that the following Youth Academies / Camps have been cancelled for this year:  


  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh: Basic and Advanced
  • Fox Valley Technical College Middle School Fire Camp
  • Girl Scouts Camp Hero in Madison
  • PFFWCF Summer Camp for Burn-Injured Youth (watch their website for virtual-format activities TBD)
Word has been received of the following cancellation:
  • Wisconsin NFA Weekend – Oct. 9-11
Also (based on current info), the following events remain on the schedule:
  • SWNIFRA Janesville Fire Conference – Aug. 6-8*
  • WSFM Final Alarm Ceremony & Procession – Sept. 26
       *Although a cancellation has not been announced, neither has the class schedule or other details.
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’ve become 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.
2020 MEMBERSHIP – The Society roster for July 2020 stands at 232 members; up by eight from July of last year.

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:  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.