Office Opening: Area 5 Chairperson

The Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association is currently seeking to fill the office of Area 5 Chairperon. If you are interested in the position listed , please submit the following to Assttraining@wsfia.org no later than September 15, 2018. A summary of your qualifications for this position. A letter of interest explaining the subsequent points: Why did you apply for this position...
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Office Opening: WSFIA Parliamentarian

The Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association is currently seeking to fill the office of Parliamentarian. (The position description for this position can be found below.) If you are interested in the any of the positions listed below, please submit the following to Assttraining@wsfia.org no later than September 15, 2018. A summary of your qualifications for this position. A letter of ...
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Office Opening: WSFIA 2nd Vice President

The Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association is currently seeking to fill the office of 2nd Vice President. (The position description for this position can be found below.) If you are interested in the any of the positions listed below, please submit the following to Assttraining@wsfia.org no later than September 15, 2018. A summary of your qualifications for this position. A letter ...
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Office Opening: WSFIA Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

The Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association is currently seeking to fill the office of Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. (The position description for this position can be found below.) If you are interested in the any of the positions listed below, please submit the following to Assttraining@wsfia.org no later than September 15, 2018. A summary of your qualifications for this position. ...
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Michigan/Wisconsin Combined Fire & Life Safety Conference 2018

Michigan/Wisconsin Combined Fire & Life Safety Conference 2018
May 5th, 2018 Training with our Neighbors Michigan/Wisconsin Combined Fire & Life Safety Conference This conference has been put together in collaboration between MFIS and WSFIA to bring training to different areas of our states. This conference is for fire prevention inspectors, fire department personnel, fire public educators, and building inspectors. Register Here AGENDA (all...
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NFPA Chief: Fight Complacency in Fire Protection Efforts

By Pete Wicklund GREEN BAY -- While the number of fire deaths nationwide has declined, fire protection professionals cannot rest on their laurels and must be vigilant to threats to reduce or eliminate standards intended to keep the public safe. That was the underlying message given by Jim Pauley, president and chief executive officer of the National Fire Protection Association, during his ke...
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2017 Public Educator of the Year (Career)

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Erik Jonas, Marshfield Fire Department By Pete Wicklund There's nothing wrong with the tried and true, but sometimes a fresh perspective can reinvigorate a fire safety education program. That's what the Marshfield Fire Department found out when it named Erik Jonas as the department’s fire prevention coordinator. In recognition of Erik’s work to bring safety and fire prevention education to ...
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New Area 11 Director

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WSFIA welcomes new Area 11 director By Pete Wicklund Northwest Wisconsin is no longer without local representation for the WSFIA. Sy Wera, fire inspector for the Town of Namakagon Volunteer Fire Department in Bayfield County, has stepped up to the plate to be the WSFIA’s area chairman for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn counties. Sy has been a firefighter/EMT...
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2017 Public Educator of the Year (Volunteer/Paid-On-Call)

Chuck Ruetten, Jackson Fire Department By Pete Wicklund A couple of things have become crystal clear for Chuck Ruetten after more than three decades in the fire service and in fire prevention: The value of being a member of the Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association; and that the efforts at educating youth about fire safety are making a difference. To recognize the time and commitment ...
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2017 Fire Inspector of the Year (Career)

Mark Pierce, South Shore Fire Department By Pete Wicklund GREEN BAY – Sporting a beard perfect for deer hunting season and making joking references to the movie “Bad Santa,” Mark Pierce is relishing his retirement. But on Oct. 26, Mark took a few moments to reflect on a nearly four-decade career in the fire service, much of it in fire prevention. Mark, who retired from the South Shore Fire ...
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