Welcome to the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association
Serving firefighters, fire service, and supporting all other things of interest for fire departments throughout Wisconsin.
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.
News for Members
The Bereavement Uniform Program Needs Your Help!
The Bereavement Uniform Program is up, running and available to any firefighter family wanting it and the time has come to put out the call to the ‘have’ departments to check the ‘closets’ and send to the Lighthouse their surplus and no longer being used dress uniforms. To those associations that have 'linked up' and to those departments and individuals who’ve donated and made it on to the BUP’s ‘Be Remembered’ Wall of Fame, thank you very much. The program wouldn’t work without you. For those unfamiliar with the Bereavement Uniform Program. The BUP is a joint effort between the Lighthouse Uniform Company and America’s Fire Service to make available a Class A Dress Uniform for burial purposes to any family wanting one, at no cost to the family. The program makes no distinction between paid and volunteer, active or retired and is up, running and available in all fifty states. The Bereavement Uniform Program now finds itself, much like the rest of the fire service community, in a precarious moment. Its viability is tied directly to its ability to maintain an adequate supply of donated dress uniforms, so please, if you or your department have any surplus or no longer used dress uniforms, send them in. We will clean, refurbish, and reconfigure them to meet the need of the request.
Fire departments reported NFIRS data in 2020.
This is a snapshot of Wisconsin fire losses reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
Incident types 2020
Fires casualties by general incident type 2020
NFIRS data 2020
Fire departments 2022
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Marks One Year Providing Hope and Help
Sunday (July 16) marks one year of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline being a safe place for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
Most calls, texts, and chats to 988 from Wisconsin-based phone numbers and locations are answered by trained counselors who work for the 988 Wisconsin Lifeline, which is operated by Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin under a grant from the Division of Care and Treatment Services.
From July 2022 through June 2023, the 988 Wisconsin Lifeline received 91,834 contacts, far exceeding initial projections. Over 98% of the contacts were resolved through the conversation, reducing pressures on the state’s system of emergency services for mental health and substance use concerns. View the DHS news release on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline's one-year anniversary.
For more information on this free service and tools to promote the 988 Wisconsin Lifeline in your community, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/crisis/988.htm.