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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 – November 25, 2022


REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON! 62nd ANNUAL INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE – Feb. 17-19, 2023 – Our Conference registration webpage will be going live about December 1 -- Start planning to join us in Fond du Lac this coming February!

AVAILABLE NOW: Secure your place in the two-day National Fire Academy (NFA) course Incident Safety Officer by submitting your name, agency, email, and NFA Student ID (SID) number on the response form at the bottom of the webpage. Check it out! The first 15 names on the roster will lock-in the class for us. Do it today!


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


INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR (IOTY) – Nominations will open December 1, 2022 through January 16, 2023 for this award! Please see adjacent piece for further details.


VISIT OUR LINKS PAGE to check out the many online resources available from our colleagues around the state and across the country. This includes Wisconsin Fire Service Education Office (FSEO) – your portal to the resources available through the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) for fire service education, training, and certification!


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!


2023 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE – Due to a change in the format of our email account, Active members will be sent their renewal notice in the body text of an email, rather than in an attached document. As in previous years, member information will be populated into the text for review and updating. Watch for your renewal email on or about December 1. Those who have joined or renewed since October 1 will already have received their 2023 Membership card.

PLEASE make sure you have added [email protected] to your ‘whitelist’ (Safe Sender list) so your renewal notice arrives without winding up in Spamland. 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!


IMPORTANT NOTE to our members, customers and friends… The WSESI financial books will close for the year on Thursday, December 22, 2022 – Book orders, membership renewals, and Conference registrations that you wish to be marked paid in 2022 must be received by this date. All receipts afterward will be recorded beginning Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.


And on that note… We’d like to wish you and yours all the best for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons!


WISCONSIN FIRE & EMS COALITION (WFEC), hosted by Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin (PFFW), most recently met Friday, September 30. Minutes of this meeting have been posted on our Links page.

The next meeting for WFEC is planned for Friday, December 2.

SAVE THE DATE for Fire & EMS Lobby Day – Wednesday, March 15, 2023! -- Information on this event, and 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 WFEC 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, January 24, 2023 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.