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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 24, 2021


2022 ANNUAL INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE – Coming to Fond du Lac, February 18-20, 2022!

Pursuant to Murphy’s Law, a few scheduling and other considerations remain to be tackled before registrations open for Program Tracks A (Instructor Development) and B (NFPA 1403 Live Burn Compliance) – HOWEVER, attendees interested in our National Fire Academy (NFA) two-day course Strategies & Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) may secure their place NOW by emailing the following information:

• Name (first, last, middle)

• FEMA Student ID Number (SID) – the number used by that student in any previous NFA course, or if new, can be obtained from the NFA website

• Department or agency being represented (with city & state)

Meanwhile, our Conference flyer will be sent out in conjunction with Membership Renewal notices to our current members, more likely in the week of December 1. Please watch our Conference webpage for descriptions of the program as it firms up.


From our friends at Beaver Dam Fire Department –

THE FUNCTIONAL FIRE COMPANY with Chief Scott Thompson:

December 4th, 2021 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Beaver Dam High School -- 500 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI


Register online at:


NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) COURSES – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) has announced the second of two NFA courses:

• F0349 - Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? -- Friday, January 28- Saturday, January 29, 2022

Visit the WCTC Fire Training website:

or contact Laura Kozlowski at [email protected] .

LIVE LINKS to the above events will be posted on the WSESI Events webpage.


2022 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE – As was mentioned above, renewal notices will begin to be emailed when the Annual Conference flyer is ready for distribution. Each renewal notice is sent as a Word document attached to email so that it can be edited by the recipient as desired. If you do not receive your notice, or would prefer it as a body text in the email message, please send a message indicating your preference.

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


INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR (IOTY) – Nominations open December 1, 2021 through January 17, 2022 for this award! Please see our IOTY Webpage for further details.


IMPORTANT NOTE to our members, customers and friends… The WSESI financial books will close for the year on Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Book orders, membership renewals, and Conference registrations that you wish to be marked paid in 2021 must be received by this date. All receipts afterward will be recorded beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.


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

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 18, 2022 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.