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Wisconsin State Firefighters Association
Through your membership and continued support, the Association is able to carry out our mission to provide firefighters throughout Wisconsin with expert assistance, peer networking, legislative support and educational opportunities in order to create a greater partnership among fire departments in Wisconsin.

FIREFIGHTERS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

Please contact your representatives to encourage them to sign on as a co-sponsor of LRB-42811.

 

You might start your phone call out something like this: "Thank you for taking my call; I'm asking for your support of assisting the Volunteer Fire Service in Wisconsin by co-sponsoring LRB-42811.”  

 

You can use the points below to engage your representative in a conversation about the affect this bill could have on the fire service.

 

  • According to the Legislative Reference Bureau, in 1984 there were 897,750 volunteer firefighters in the United States.  In 2015 there were 82,900 less.  With an estimated 23,194 volunteer firefighters and EMTs in Wisconsin in 2017 we can make a real difference in recruitment and retention at the state level. 

 

  • When we dial 911 we expect someone to be there for us in minutes.  But in recent years the time for someone to arrive on scene can take as long as an hour or more. Additionally, we have seen the average age of volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel increase as it has become harder to attract and retain new volunteers.

 

  • The dedication of these volunteers is often overlooked.  The sacrifices they give to help the people of our communities are immense.  Often times they have to miss their kids sporting events, having family dinners and many other treasured moments.  In addition to these sacrifices, these individuals often experience traumatic scenes, with many of them being people they know.

 

This bill is not the end all be all, but it is the first step forward in helping the people who are always there for us when we need them the most.

 

Tell your representative to contact Allison in Rep. Pronschinske’s office at 6-7015 by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 19th to sign on as a co-sponsor!


If you need help identifying your representatives, click here: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/




October - First Responder's Month

Give a first responder recognition!

The Wisconsin State Assembly will be recognizing one first responder from each of the 99 Assembly Districts in October for First Responder’s Month.

You can nominate a deserving person from the Assembly District for many reasons including: A specific heroic action; A significant professional achievement; Something special they do for the community during the course of their work; His or her body of work over time; and/or His or her length of service.

Send your nominations to your local state representative. If you need help identifying your representatives, click here: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/



Rural WI Communities Short on Firefighters

Rural communities in Wisconsin are not immune to the nationwide volunteer firefighter shortage, and state lawmakers have taken notice.

https://www.firehouse.com/careers-education/video/21087464/rural-wi-communities-volunteer-firefighter-shortage-crisis-news


Grant Writing Training Opportunity
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Green Bay, October 24-25, 2019.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

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Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

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Wisconsin State Firefighter's Association

PO Box 267
Mazomanie, WI 53560
(608) 401-1650 (phone)
(608) 401-1651 (fax)


WSFA@wi-state-firefighters.org


NFA WISCONSIN STATE WEEKEND
OCTOBER 12-13, 2019
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, CAMP DOUGLAS, WI

WSFA is a proud co-sponsor of this event!

Information is not available and registration is open! Click here for more information:




Gear up!
Now you can print an order form for Wisconsin State Firefighters' Association gear here. Show your pride with an official hat, pin, or patch. All you do is print the form, fill it out, and mail it in with a check for the amount of your purchase. Check out our official gear