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 – March 25, 2021
OPEN DIRECTOR POSITION… The position of Northeast Regional Director is currently open, pending action by the President and Board of Directors. If you are a WSESI member in good standing, residing in the Northeast region (defined as the boundaries of the WTCS Districts of Northeast Wisconsin, Nicolet Area, and Northcentral), and wish to be considered for appointment to this position, please contact President Jim Austad: jaustad@wsesi.org before our next Board meeting, scheduled for April 20. Thanks!

LAST CALL – Applications for the William E. Clark Memorial Scholarship will be accepted through April 1, 2021. Go to our Scholarship webpage:


for guidelines, instructions, and to download the application.


ALSO ON APRIL 1 – The application period will open (one month later than usual!) for WSESI and other host organizations to submit their requests for National Fire Academy (NFA) off-campus deliveries for the fiscal year 2021-22, which will include the Wisconsin NFA Weekend and that of our 2022 Annual Conference! Please click here to see the list, and make your interest in this area known by contacting us with your preferences for the available two-day courses offered by NFA!


FROM OUR FRIENDS at Badger Firefighters Association – Still a few seats left in the Agricultural Rescue course, April 16-17 in Fillmore, WI – for details and registration, visit the BFFA event webpage at https://www.badgerfirefightersassociation.com/events/2021-agriculture-rescue/


2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE: Past due notices were sent during March; call or email if you either missed it or had trouble opening it.

Renew-O-Meter – As of March 22:

28 New and returning members

35 Members of 7 Partner Agencies

7 Life Members

120 Paid renewals

2 Renewal pending payment

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Anyone wishing to know their renewal status may call or email Kevin Gerarden at 920-235-5494 or kgerarden@wsesi.org . Don’t delay – renew TODAY!


COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – As pandemic precautions continue to curtail many commercial activities, WSESI is monitoring events and programs of Wisconsin’s Fire / Emergency Services organizations throughout the coming months...

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.

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 (Regular) BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:  Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members  with any agenda items.