“Whatcha Been Doin’?”
WSESI Assists at the Firefighters Memorial
On Sunday morning, October 25, six individuals from the Wisconsin fire service community, ranging from Random Lake to La Crosse, met at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial (WSFM), located in Ben Hanson Park, Wisconsin Rapids. Among the six were WSESI Vice-President Ron Naab, Executive Secretary Kevin Gerarden, and Kevin’s wife, Susie. The weekly upkeep of the Memorial grounds is performed by volunteer efforts from around the state, and consists of lawn care, along with cleaning and spruce-up of the Visitor Center building.
Social distancing was
maintained, and tasks were accomplished in time for that Sunday’s Packer game.
WSESI members, and other groups or individuals interested in lending a hand to keep the Memorial beautiful, can contact our Vice-President, who also serves as Scheduler for WSFM park maintenance:
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.
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, click 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 email@example.com or me for Volk Field at firstname.lastname@example.org