Wisconsin Society of
Emergency Services Instructors
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Wisconsin Fire Service Education and Training
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the designated fire service education and training delivery mechanism for the more than 870 fire departments in the state.
The WTCS has 16 technical college districts with 47 campuses throughout the state. Each WTCS district has a cadre of highly qualified, certified fire service instructors. All 16 districts offer approved fire service training courses.
Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association
To provide the people of Wisconsin we serve with effective life safety strategies through comprehensive inspection, public education, code management, and fire investigation training and awareness. We also strive through diligent practice and enforcement to keep all persons, including members of the fire service Safe.
Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition
The Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for information on home fire sprinklers and, through a cooperative effort with stakeholders, works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers as a critical component of home fire safety.
Wisconsin State Firefighters Association
Through your membership and continued support, the Association is able to carry out our mission to provide firefighters throughout Wisconsin with expert assistance, peer networking, legislative support and educational opportunities in order to create a greater partnership among fire departments in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association
The Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association serves by providing:
Wisconsin Fire/EMS Coalition (WFEC)
A cross-section representation of organizations in the state, working together on common public-policy goals.
MABAS is a mutual aid measure that may be used for deploying fire, rescue and emergency medical services personnel in a multi-jurisdictional and/or multi-agency response.
As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters.
Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
UL's Fire Safety Research Institute
Dedicated to addressing the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers.
FSRI strives to be the renowned and trusted source of fire safety research and knowledge worldwide, enabling everyone to live in a fire safe world
International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
The ISFSI leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety and improve the profession through education and training.
Firefighter Close Calls --Home of The Secret List
FirefighterCloseCalls.com was an idea born from The Secret List, an independent newsletter produced since 1998 in an effort to bring forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters... often issues that are ignored, quickly forgotten or just not talked about. Originally started as an e-mail group amongst some close friends in the fire service, it is currently received by thousands of fire service members.
Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating
scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
International Fire Service Training Association
Located at Oklahoma State University, IFSTA is home to Fire Protection Publications (FPP).
Higher Education Links
Fire and Emergency Response Management -- University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
The first of its kind in Wisconsin and developed by fire chiefs, UW Oshkosh’s online FERM program prepares students to manage complex public health and safety organizations. It is tailored to working firefighters and emergency response personnel.
Emergency Services Management Program --
Mid-State’s Emergency Services Management program will strengthen and advance the knowledge and skills needed for firefighters and paramedics to become supervisors.
The Venerable Fire Collection is a private museum featuring fire service apparatus, equipment and memorabilia dating back to the 1800's.