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WSFA Board of Directors


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President- Todd Blaser 


City Manitowoc Fire Department 

(920) 374-0431 - Cell

tblaser@manitowoc.org

My Love for the fire service began at a very young age.  It was the day Chief Elmer Schreiber, of the City of Franklin came knocking on our front door on a Sunday after my First Communion.  The purpose of the visit was to shake my hand and present me a card to congratulate me on the special day.   What it actually did was set me on a career path course which I have never looked back and questioned why. That’s my earliest memory of how special the fire service is and how it is about family. 

 It has always been a part of my family.  I grew up watching my dad serve the City of Franklin as a paid on call firefighter not to mention the board of directors of this wonderful organization.  My start in the fire service began my senior year of high school with the City of Franklin as a paid on call firefighter.   It was then in 1992 I was given the opportunity to live a childhood dream as a career firefighter with the Village of Pleasant Prairie.   As a result of that opportunity and many mentors along the way I now have the privilege of serving as Fire Chief for the City of Manitowoc.

One common theme has always been there through my career and that theme is “never forget where you came from”.   That is why it’s a privilege to serve on the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association Board of Directors.  It allows for me to give back to the fire service everything it has provided and has meant to our family.  Speaking of family without the support of my wife Gina along with my children, Cody, Madeline, Noah and Reilly and not to forget Grandma and Grandpa none of this would be possible.

I appreciate the support and trust that this Association has entrusted me and the rest of the Board as we continue to maintain the voice of advocacy for the Wisconsin Fire Service.


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Vice President- Barry Kuenkel

Cumberland Fire District 

 (715) 822-8107 - Fire Hall 
 (715) 671-8062 - Cell 


Barry has been a member of the Cumberland Fire Department for 30 years, joining in 1981 and has served as their Fire Chief since 2002. In 1997, he was named the American Legion Firefighter of the year. He also has served on the Barron County LEPC since 1990. In 2007, Barry was elected to the WSFA Board of Directors and presently serves as their Secretary/Treasurer. In the summer and in his spare time, he loves to ride his motorcycle and takes many short trips around the area. Barry and his wife, Wanda, reside in Cumberland, WI






Secretary/Treasurer  - Ron Hampton

Cassville Fire Department

(608) 732-4794 – Cell 

ron.chanhampton@gmail.com

Ron was elected to the WSFA Board of Directors during the 2011 Convention, replacing a longtime friend from their area, Dallas Millard, who retired. Ron joined the Cassville Fire Department in 2000 and was elected the department secretary in 2001. He is in charge of filing necessary statistical reports and since 2002 has been the grant writer for the department. His work with securing grants has netted the department $326,000. He also serves on the Cassville Harbor Commission. Ron runs a nearly 1,000-acre cash crop farm with his brother and in doing this, relies on knowledge gained while earning a degree in agronomy at the UW-Platteville. Ron and his wife Chantel have 3 children and he’s happy that his election maintains representation on the WSFA for the southwest part of the state.




Director - Jeffrey Halvorsen

Arcadia-Glencoe Fire Department

(608) 797-3848 - Cell

halvorsen@wi-state-firefighters.org

Jeff Started out his Fire Department career with the Whitehall Fire Department, while he was employed as a Police Officer there in 1988. Jeff joined the Arcadia-Glencoe Fire Department in 1990. He became a State Certified Firefighter II in 1994. In 1996, Jeff switched careers from being a Police Officer, to joining the Family business with his Brother Erik, and his Father Paul. Jeff was a training officer for Arcadia-Glencoe for a number of years, becoming a deputy chief in 2001, later becoming Chief in 2004. He also serves as President of the Trempealeau County Fire Chiefs Association since 2010 and was very instrumental in getting Trempealeau County to becoming Division Status (Division 140) with MABAS. Jeff is also a Member of the Trempealeau County LEPC. In his spare time, he serves as treasurer of the Arcadia Lions Club, and has been a member of the Lions since 1989. Jeff has also volunteered to Coach the High School Boys Basketball team, and has coached middle school also. Jeff along with his Brother Erik, own and operate Halvorsen Lumber Co. LLC since 2007, after purchasing the business from their father. Jeff Resides in Arcadia, WI, with his wife Sara, and their 4 children.

Director - Chris Klahn

Montello Fire Department

(608) 297-7599 Cell

klahnfam@gmail.com










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Director - Thomas Krajnik

Mishicot Fire Department

(920) 629-8296 – Cell

 krajnik@wi-state-firefighters.org

Tom was elected to the WSFA Board of Directors during the 2013 Convention, replacing longtime Director, Steve Krause. Tom a lifetime resident of Mishicot joined the department there in 1984. He was elected as President of the MFD in 1997 and was elected Lieutenant in 1999, a position which he still holds. Tom is state certified Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, and state certified Driver Operator. He is also a member of the Mishicot Area Ambulance Service, joining in 1981 as Driver. Tom continues to be active with the Ambulance Service, maintaining an EMT-B license since 1986. He is also a member of the Manitowoc County EMS Association, where he serves as Treasurer. 

Tom and his wife, Myrna, have three grown children. The oldest, Sam, a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, works with Tom at the Chevrolet dealership in Two Rivers, which he and three of his siblings own. His second child, Kenny, a graduate of IUPUI, works for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports in Indianapolis. His youngest, Elizabeth, a junior at St. Norbert College, is majoring in English. 

Tom and Myrna are volunteer Puppy Raisers for Leader Dogs for the Blind, a school for the deaf, blind, and mute founded by the Rochester Lions Club. They are currently raising their sixth dog, Ruby, a pure-bred black Labrador Retriever. They began raising puppies in 2003.


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Director - Doug Reimert

Tomahawk Fire Department

(715) 966-0540 - Cell 

reimerts@frontier.com

Doug Reimert of Tomahawk, was elected for a three-year term to the board of directors at the 2015 convention, replacing the late Jim Stormer.

Doug began his official fire service adventure in 1987, at the age of 14, when he became a member of the Nokomis Fire Department as a junior firefighter, under the direction and leadership of his father, Bob, and then became a full-fledged member four years later. Doug continued to serve several more years. It was during this time, Doug became a State Certified Firefighter Level 1, and then followed up with the Level 2 certification.

In 1994, Doug accepted a job offer with the Lincoln County Ambulance service as an EMT-B. Doug served with that service until 2000. Doug maintains his EMT license, though much of his ems work comes either through the fire department, or his place of employment. 

In 1995, Doug became a member of the Tomahawk Fire Department. Doug serves as the departments recording secretary, and in 2009, attained the rank of Second Lieutenant of the Ladder Company. Doug is a member of the departments Confined Space Rescue Team, Fire Prevention Committee, and is a Hazardous Materials Technician. Doug is also a past member of the departments' Dive Team.

Doug is a 20 year employee at Packaging Corporation of America, in Tomahawk. Doug currently works as a Dock Operator in the Shipping Department. In addition to his regular duties, Doug is also a member of the facilities Emergency Response Team, responding to all Fire, Medical, Confined Space, or Hazardous Material incidents. 

Doug is the proud father of a daughter, Natalie.


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Director - James Hulleman

Cumberland Fire District

(715) 671-8263 - Cell 

hulleman@wi-state-firefighters.org

James (Jim) Hulleman has been a member of the Cumberland Fire District since 1999 and has served as the District Secretary/Treasurer since 2007. Along the way James has become State Certified Firefighter Level 1, has been a local Fire Inspector and was elected to the board of directors at the 2015 convention. 

James and his wife, Vicki, an AEMT for Cumberland Health Care, have been longtime residents of the Cumberland area, enjoying the small town atmosphere. Their daughter, Jayna is a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha and son Ty was tragically killed by a drunken drinker in November 1999 at the young age of 6. After that tragedy, James and Vicki became active with the Barron County Restorative Justice Program, a private non-profit corporation with the mission of establishing dialogue between victims, offenders and their communities for the purpose of healing and restoration. James is currently working as an Engineering Systems Administrator for Quanex Building Products, at the Rice Lake manufacturing location.


Director  - Mike Bourdeau
Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department

(608) 369-1717 - Cell 

bourdeau@wi-state-firefighters.org 

Mike joined the Fire Service in March of 2004 on his 18th birthday. He followed in the foot steps of his Dad and Uncles who served on the Portage and Wyocena Fire Departments.
Mike began his career with the Oxford Fire Department where served in many different positions and where he still serves as a Firefighter.
In 2016 Mike began service with the Endeavor/Moundville Fire Department at the position of Fire Inspector and in 2017 accepted the position of Fire Chief in which he currently serves as. As well as those positions, Mike is also an Ambulance Driver for Poynette/Dekorra Fire and EMS and serves on the board of the Marquette County Fire Assn.
For a Full-Time job, Mike works for a Cheese Processing Facility. Mike's family consist of Fiance Liz and Step-Daughter 6 year old Ruthie.


Annette

Executive Assistant - Annette Geisler

WSFA Office

(800) 588-2989 or (608) 401-1650

wsfa@wi-state-firefighters.org

Annette joined the WSFA as Executive Assistant in October 2015 and the office moved to her home town of Mazomanie in March 2016. Prior to working for the WSFA Annette was a stay at home mom for the past 7 years and prior to that she worked for the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin in a position equivalent to her position with the WSFA.

Annette grew up in Cross Plains, WI where her father served as a volunteer firefighter for 40 years before retiring. He served as Assistant Chief for a large number of those years and remains an active honorary member of the CPFD. The fire service was and still is a large part of her family. 

Annette and her husband Mark reside in Mazomanie where Mark is Chief of the Mazomanie Fire Department. They have 2 boys; Jacob and Braeden.  As a family, they enjoy taking their boat out on Lake Mendota, playing sports, and training their Springer Spaniel, Millie.  Annette grew up in a family of 10 children and now has 9 in-laws, 30 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews – with that big of a family there is always something exciting going on!



Home Office


Wisconsin State Firefighter's Association
P.O. Box 267
Mazomanie, WI 53560

Phone: 1-800-588-2989