Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors


Wisconsin Society of

Emergency Services Instructors

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WSESI 2017


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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. Newly 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.

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 Society members are requested to serve on a committee, as referenced in a motion passed at this year’s Annual Meeting, to inquire and seek answers to questions raised during that meeting regarding the Society’s 2015 annual report. Please contact President Jim Austad – jaustad@wsfsi.org – to participate.



 Thanks to all who returned ballots for our Constitution / By-Laws on the Society’s name. The results: Yea – 37. Nay – 10. Blank ballot – 1. Ballots were counted and results verified at the July 26 Board meeting.


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1.   Search for “Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors.”

2.   If you have not already done so, click the “Like” button on the page banner.

3.   Near the “Like” button, click on “More,” and select the option “Invite Friends.”

4.   Any of your Facebook friends, particularly those with an interest in emergency services, can now be selected and invited to like our page!

A Proposal for



As part of the Society’s Strategic Planning process, a liaison program was suggested to help bridge any gap that may occur between the Society’s leadership and its members due to time and distance constraints throughout the state. The following is one possible format for the implementation of this concept.

1.    One Society member from each of the 16 Wisconsin Technical College System districts may serve as Liaison for that district. The Liaison should be someone other than either a Board member or the Fire Training coordinator for that district. A Liaison may be a fire instructor on that district’s Technical College staff or adjunct faculty, but it would not be required.

2.    The Liaison acts as a point of contact for the Society to fire departments, the technical college, and other agencies in his/her district, communicating on its behalf to them, and vice versa:

·         Sharing training events and opportunities within the district with the Society’s communication channels, promoting them statewide.

·         Promoting Society events and programs on a local basis (e. g., Conference, Scholarship, Instructor of the Year).

·         Encouraging recruitment and renewal for the Society, and promoting involvement in Society committees.

·         Receiving and sharing questions and concerns brought by members and constituents of the district area to the Officers and/or Board.

3.    The Liaison may assist with the availability and distribution of textbooks and training materials, particularly through the Society’s “First Class” consignment program. Compensation for expenses, etc., will be arranged for those engaged.

If you are interested in serving as a Liaison, or if you have questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, etc., PLEASE contact your Board members or officers at your earliest opportunity. Your input will be vital as the Board considers this proposal at its next quarterly meeting.