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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 – May 24, 2021

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – On June 1, proposals for Track A / Instructor Development presentations for our 2022 Annual Conference will 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 June 30, 2021.

YOU CAN 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.

WISCONSIN NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY (NFA) WEEKEND – October 15-16-17, 2021 – Volk Field CRTC, Camp Douglas, WI. The following NFA courses, originally scheduled for the 2020 Weekend, will be offered:

  • F0729 — Incident Safety Officer
  • F0602 — Shaping the Future
  • F0722 — Health and Safety Program Manager
  • F0457 — Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

In addition to these courses, WSESI and other co-sponsors have begun to plan a pre-weekend program of interest to Wisconsin’s fire and emergency response community! As in years past, we will be on hand to assist.

Information on the Weekend will be made available on our Events webpage.

WISCONSIN STATE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION 2021 Conference & Trade Show -- WSESI will be staffing its info table booth at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, Fri.- Sat., June 25-26. Active members who would like to participate in this event PLEASE REPLY BY JUNE 1 to Membership chair Ron Naab:

[email protected]

2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL CYCLE: Final dues notices were sent (via postcard) in early May; no further notifications will be sent.

Renew-O-Meter – As of May 24:

32 New and returning members

35 Members of 7 Partner Agencies

7 Life Members

138 Paid renewals

5 Renewal pending payment

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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!

COVID-19 and FIRE SERVICE EVENTS – Although many commercial activities are beginning to resume, 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) has been on hiatus since Stay-at-Home measures have affected the legislative activities in the state, among other considerations. Watch our News for updates on resumption of Coalition efforts.

Any member wishing to become active in our advocacy of public policy issues should 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 20, 2021 – via teleconference (unless otherwise announced).

Contact your Board members with any agenda items.