Wisconsin Society of

Fire Service Instructors


Encouraging Excellence Since 1962


The Wisconsin Society of Fire Service Instructors (WSFSI) was formed in 1962 to serve the needs of fire instructors in our State. The WSFSI 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 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 WSFSI can serve all of your instructional needs. Your questions and comments are always welcome.

CHANGE IS CONSTANT – An Important Message from WSFSI President Jim Flanagan

The Fire Service throughout its existence has found individuals who were always willing to rise to challenges and give maximum efforts to conquer them. The Wisconsin Society of Fire Service Instructors too have found individuals who were willing to lead the Society and move forward in leading change in an effort to provide the quality of instruction demanded by our Wisconsin Firefighters.

Randy McCartney, who had risen to the challenge of leading the Society found himself faced with challenges from several directions. This required him to prioritize which factors demanded his full commitment. His priority matched what I would anticipate that of any of us, Family, Fire Department and then the rest.

The Society thanks Randy for his commitment to us and our goals. When you see Randy thank him personally as he gave generously to our Society, and he believed in each of us and our abilities to provide the best in Fire Education here in Wisconsin. While he will not be at the helm, he has indicated that he will continue to be a resource as we move forward.

The WSFSI had begun several projects this year all of which will require us to look to our membership to assist in their completion. It will be our hope that if we were to tap you for a project that you will consider helping us. As an organization we can only succeed if we can meet the demands and interests of our members. It is then incumbent upon our members to feel free to express those same thoughts to us, and we would welcome your input. Please join us on our members page, and like us on Facebook.