Fire Chief / Inspector Position

FIRE CHIEF/INSPECTOR -- CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI WORK HOURS: 40 hours/week; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM M-F, Community Events, On-Call 24/7/365. SALARY: $40,000 to $50,000/year depending on qualifications. POSITION SUMMARY: Planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and monitoring of all phases of the fire department's activities in protecting life and property, including the ass...
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Jeff Jordan’s Journey to Inspire

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By Pete Wicklund Fire survivor Jeff Jordan could have taken the adversity life gave him and led a solitary life of anger and self pity. Instead Jeff's mission these days is not to dwell on his challenges, but to work to help and inspire others to reach their potential. Many in the fire service in Wisconsin are familiar with Jeff. He has been a fixture at various fire department conferences a...
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Michigan/Wisconsin Combined Fire & Life Safety Conference 2017

Michigan/Wisconsin Combined Fire & Life Safety Conference 2017
SAVE THE DATE - May 6th, 2017 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 ...
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2016 Fire Inspector of the Year (Career)

Mark Mlekush, Sun Prairie Volunteer F.D. Keeping up with inspections in one of the fastest growing areas of the state no doubt is a daunting task. But Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Inspector Mark Mlekush has aptly risen to the challenge. Seven years ago, Mark came into his position and was charged with developing an inspection program for a department that had been outsourcing those ...
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2016 Public Educator of the Year (Career)

Shane Westphal, Stevens Point Fire Department Since joining the Stevens Point Fire Department five years ago, “Shane Westphal has worked to revolutionize the mandatory fire safety education taught in our schools to all ages,” said Fire Chief Robert J. Finn. Shane embarked on a mission to digitize Stevens Point’s entire fire safety curriculum with apps that students use to learn and play alon...
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WSFIA Records Another Successful Conference

By Pete Wicklund WISCONSIN DELLS – The Dells has certainly gained a reputation over the years where one can slide into adventure. And for the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association held its annual Fire Prevention Professionals Conference at the Chula Vista Resort and Water Park in the Dells. Appropriately enough, the WSFIA tied into water parks by subtitli...
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2016 Public Educator of the Year (Volunteer/Paid-On-Call)

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Jeff Nylander, Town of Campbell Fire Department Not too many years ago, the Town of Campbell Fire Department basically had no fire public education program. According to Fire Chief Nate Melby, Campbell F.D. relied on a neighboring department when it came time for Fire Prevention Week activities at the local elementary school. But since Jeff Nylander stepped in about seven years ago, Town of...
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2016 Fire Inspector of the Year (Volunteer/Paid-On-Call)

Volunteer/ Paid-On-Call/ Combination Department Category Mike Beere, Waupun Fire Department By Pete Wicklund This year’s WSFIA’s recipient of the Inspector of the Year honor for smaller departments is a familiar face in fire prevention circles. Mike Beere has been the WSFIA’s Area 6 chairman since 2010 and has worked hard to provide training opportunities in the district, which includes ...
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WSFIA Names New Area 4 Chair

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By Pete Wicklund Jason Knecht, inspector for Township Fire Dept., Inc., is the new Area 4 chair for the WSFIA. Area 4 includes Eau Claire, Rusk, Taylor, Clark, Chippewa, Jackson, Trempealeau counties. Knecht has been with Township Fire for 2½ years. The department serves five townships near the City of Eau Claire. Before joining Township, Knecht served 20 plus years with the Altoona Fire Dep...
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