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.
The 2021 convention has been canceled and is rescheduled for March 10-12, 2022.
News for Members
Wisconsin Fire Service COVID-19 Related Exceptions from the Wisconsin Technical College System
Two-Year Certification Period
Students who finish/finished a fire certification course between 3/15/2018 and 12/31/2020 will have one additional year to obtain their certification. The three-year certification term expires three years from each student’s course completion date.
Example 2: Student Jones finishes their Firefighter I course on 6/5/2019. Student Jones now has until 6/5/2022 to complete the certification process.
Emergency Services Instructor Renewal
Students who have an Emergency Services Instructor certification that expired between 3/15/2020 and 12/31/2020 will have one additional year to obtain their renewal. The one-year extension begins the date of their current expiration.
Example: Student Fox has an ESI certification with an expiration date of 7/1/2020. Student Fox now has until 7/1/2021 to renew their certification.
As of the date of this release, August 19, 2020, it is uncertain if there will be an expansion of this temporary extension policy. Please follow the WTCS Fire Service website for all further details, updates and deadlines. https://mywtcs.wtcsystem.edu/fire-service
Contact Angela White with questions: phone: 608-266-7289 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2018.