Wisconsin Society of 

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of  

Emergency Services Instructors

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By Leslie Ptak
Compliance Assistance Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration
We all know that asbestos does not burn. That’s why so many building materials, from caulk around fire doors to ceiling tiles, had asbestos-containing materials (ACM) incorporated into them years ago. That doesn’t mean that buildings that contain ACM don’t catch fire. And when they catch fire, firefighters are sent in, potentially exposing them to airborne asbestos fibers. Firefighters, because of their exposures to air contaminated with asbestos fibers, are part of the asbestos remediation industry.

The Wisconsin Asbestos Conference is an excellent venue for the asbestos remediation industry to learn about applicable state, federal and Milwaukee standards, and to meet the players in the industry. There also is an expo of asbestos vendors who provide a variety of goods and services to the industry. A great conference at a terrific price, the Wisconsin Asbestos Conference will be held on December 6, 2019 (with a networking mixer the night before) at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Part of this conference is the EPA-approved, two-hour Asbestos Awareness course, which gives you a certificate of attendance (at no additional cost). This course is all about the prevalence of ACM in structures, and gives remediation professionals an appreciation of what they are up against, as they try to protect people from the hazards of asbestos. The terrific price is $80 per person – register online.

SPS 330 Information 

Click on the button at right to download a summary of the rulemaking process that was conducted in revising Wisconsin's Fire Department Safety and Health Standard, SPS 330.


Mid-State Technical College
Online Degree


Fire Officer job opportunities:  One at Truax Field in Madison one at Volk Field.

We are looking for a couple of good people to join our Fire Department Management Teams.

Truax Field is the home of the 115th Fighter Wing with F-16 fighter aircraft assigned.  Our coverage area is the Dane County Regional Airport and we are active members of MABAS Division 115.    Truax FD has 31 State Fire Fighters and a Military Fire Chief on the career side as well as 27 traditional Air National Guard Fire Fighters who work at the station on Guard Drill weekends. We have very recently earned Accredited status with CPSE.

Volk Field is one of four Air National Guard Training Centers in the country and is the site for some unique national exercises every year.  We provide crash and structural fire coverage as well as (non-transport) EMS and are active members of Division 136.   Volk is home for the WI Emergency Services Academy (WESA) and the entire management team gets involved in the coordination for the large events.  Volk is also home to the REACT Center and we enjoy a great working relationship with them.  We have 17 State Fire Fighters and one Military Fire Chief and are in the process of pursuing CPSE Accreditation.

The two departments work a different variation of a 56 hour week shift schedule.

For job details, application procedures, and exam information, go here:

If you have any application and/or exam process questions contact Allisa Brown at 608-242-3164 or Allisa.Brown@wi.gov

For nuts and bolts FD questions, contact Chief Peck for Truax at  gary.l.peck4.mil@mail.mil or me for Volk Field at matthew.j.davies4.mil@mail.mil