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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, 2022


2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS EXTENDED – Proposals for Track A / Instructor Development presentations for our 2023 Annual Conference will continue to be accepted on our Conference webpage – the form previously used for inquiry will be converted to a Proposal Form; prospective presenters will be able to directly submit proposals for consideration through July 31, 2022.

            PLEASE HELP – If you (or a colleague) have attended a presentation you feel is worth being made part of our Conference program, and you have retained any contact information for the presenter, PLEASE consider inviting that presenter to submit their proposal(s), which they can do by visiting the Conference webpage:



WILLIAM E. CLARK SCHOLARSHIP – Congratulations to John Omelina of South Shore FD, recipient of our 2022 Scholarship award! Information regarding this scholarship is posted on our website at:


NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) COURSE OFFERING – Applications for Health and Safety Program Manager (F0722) – October 15-16, 2022 in Appleton, WI – will be accepted beginning around July 1. Visit our Events page to register! Act quickly – class size is limited to 30 seats!

LIVE LINKS our events, and any sent in through our associates, will be posted on the WSESI Events webpage:



2022 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE: Unpaid members will lapse and be dropped as of July 1. Thanks for your replies and renewals!

FINAL Renew-O-Meter – As of June 23:

25        New and returning members

62        Members of 10 Partner Agencies

7          Life Members

129     Paid renewals

3          Renewal pending payment

36        ?????

Anyone wishing to know their renewal status may call or email Kevin Gerarden at 920-235-5494 or [email protected] .  Don’t delay – renew TODAY!


MEMBER PASSWORD – The password-protected webpages of the WSESI website are reserved for current members. Members in good standing (dues paid as applicable) may request the password by emailing as above. Thanks!


COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – With the return of activities to a ‘new normal’, WSESI will continue to monitor events and programs of Wisconsin’s Fire / Emergency Services organizations throughout the year ahead. 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 are aware of. Thanks!


WISCONSIN FIRE EMS LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COALITION (WFELLC), now hosted by Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin (PFFW), most recently met Tuesday, April 12.

The next meeting for WFELLC is planned for June 29. Information on current legislative activity has been posted on our Links page.

Our representation in the Coalition relies on our members being active in our advocacy of public policy issues. 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 [email protected] .

NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.