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The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) is the designated fire service education and training delivery mechanism for the more than 870 fire departments in the state. The WTCS has 16 technical college districts with 47 campuses throughout the state. Each WTCS district has a cadre of highly qualified, certified fire service instructors. All 16 districts offer approved fire service training courses.
The first of its kind in Wisconsin and developed by fire chiefs, UW Oshkosh’s online FERM program prepares students to manage complex public health and safety organizations. It is tailored to working firefighters and emergency response personnel.
As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.