Wisconsin Society of
Emergency Services Instructors
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 – July 25, 2022
2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE (Feb.17-19, 2023) – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS ENDING SOON – 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 has been 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:
REGISTRATIONS OPEN! NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) COURSE OFFERING – Applications for Health and Safety Program Manager (F0722) – October 15-16, 2022 in Appleton, WI – are now being 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:
VISIT OUR LINKS PAGE to check out the many online resources available from our colleagues around the state and across the country, including UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) – chock-full of news, events, and information!
2024-25 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING – YOUR ideas and input are welcome in our planning for the 2024 and 2025 Annual Instructors Conference! Contact WSESI Conference Site chair Red Van Ert: [email protected] . Thanks!
COMMITTEE UPDATE – Please email us if you would like to add or adjust your interest in serving on one or more of WSESI’s Committees – see adjacent piece for the list, or visit our Committees webpage (under the Membership tab): www.wsesi.org/committees
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 Wednesday, June 29. Minutes will be posted as they become available.
The next meeting for WFELLC is planned for Thursday, August 18. 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.