President's Update

Melby_1_5.jpgOur latest National Fire Academy (NFA) weekend at Volk Field was a great event and the classes received positive reviews from attendees. The hands-on training was exciting for those that attended and focused on large vehicle stabilization and extrication. The REACT center put on another great class and the participants were energetic! Also, we had a lively discussion on SPS 330 as our preconference session. Our next event promises to be very exciting and will be the Winter In-Service in Sun Prairie February 8th and 9th, 2019. More information on some exciting speakers and a focus on leadership training in a newly constructed hotel, graciously hosted for our attendees, can be found here.

Chief Mark Rohlfing (Milwaukee Fire Department) and I recently attended the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association’s conference as guests and participated in a summit of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Great Lakes Division (GLD) state presidents, including representatives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. It was a great summit, hosted in Peoria, IL. This summit gave me an appreciation for how similar the challenges of the fire service are across the states in our division. Chief Joe Pulvermacher (Fitchburg Fire Department) also attended the summit as a representative of the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) section. It was great to see Wisconsin well-represented. We were also well-represented at the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Conference, by Chief Scott St. Martin (Hudson Fire Department). It is important for us to continue to work together with our peer associations, as we have so much in common and collaboration benefits all of us.

In October, Chief Dave Bloom and I attended an event to recognize the participants in the WISSafe coalition for a successful save of a family of 3 in Janesville. The WISSafe coalition, along with the Red Cross, have installed smoke detectors in homes across Wisconsin that did not have them. One of the homes in Janesville had a fire, and the family was saved through the protection of the alarms that were installed. Great work by Janesville Fire Department and the WISSafe team. We are proud to have WSFCA be a part of the team.

As the Fall weather comes to a close and the ice and snow of Winter make their way into our great state, it’s time to remember that we are hearty Midwesterners! It’s also time to remember cold weather safety and all of those things that help us to adapt to our changing seasons at home and at the fire station. I hope that you, your families, and your departments enjoy a safe and happy holiday season and have a Happy New Year!

Yours in service,

Chief Nathaniel J. Melby

President, Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ Association



Archives

10/25/18  |  President's Message :: Fall 2018

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Nate Melby - Fall 2018

06/25/18  |  President's Message :: Summer 2018

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Jon Cohn - Summer 2018

05/14/18  |  President's Message :: Spring 2018

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Jon Cohn - Spring 2018

12/11/17  |  President's Message :: Winter 2017

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Jon Cohn - Winter 2017

09/21/17  |  President's Message :: Fall 2017

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Jon Cohn - Fall 2017

06/02/17  |  President's Message :: Summer 2017

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Rob Ugaste - Summer 2017

03/29/17  |  President's Message :: Spring 2017

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Rob Ugaste - Spring 2017

12/14/16  |  President's Message :: Winter 2016

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Rob Ugaste - Winter 2016

09/22/16  |  President's Message :: Fall 2016

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Rob Ugaste - Fall 2016

05/25/16  |  President's Message :: Summer 2016

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Kevin Bierce - Summer 2016

03/25/16  |  President's Message :: Spring 2016

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Kevin Bierce - Spring 2016

12/04/15  |  President's Message :: Winter 2015

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Kevin Bierce - Winter 2015

09/16/15  |  President's Message :: Fall 2015

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Kevin Bierce - Fall 2015

05/29/15  |  President's Message :: Summer 2015

Message from WSFCA President, Chief Paul Nelson - Summer 2015

03/26/15  |  President's Message :: Spring 2015

Message from WSFCA President, Paul Nelson - Spring 2015

12/10/14  |  President's Message :: Winter 2014

Message from WSFCA President, Paul Nelson - Winter 2014

09/25/14  |  Presidents Message :: Fall 2014

Message from WSFCA President, Paul Nelson - Fall 2014

05/30/14  |  Presidents Message :: Summer 2014

Message from WSFCA President, Mathew Davies - Summer 2014

04/08/14  |  President's Message :: Spring 2014

Message from WSFCA President, Mathew Davies - Spring 2014

01/08/14  |  President's Message :: Winter 2013

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Winter 2013

10/08/13  |  President's Message :: Fall 2013

Message from WSFCA President, Mathew Davies - Fall 2013

07/01/13  |  President's Message :: Summer 2013

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Summer 2013

04/02/13  |  Presidents Message :: Spring 2013

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Spring 2013

12/28/12  |  Presidents Message :: Winter 2012

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Winter 2012

08/21/12  |  Presidents Message :: Fall 2012

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Fall 2012

06/06/12  |  Presidents Message :: Summer 2012

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Summer 2012

03/26/12  |  President's Message :: Spring 2012

Message from WSFCA President, Glenn Linzmeier - Spring 2012

11/16/11  |  1st Vice President's Message :: Winter 2011

Message from WSFCA 1st Vice President, Glenn Linzmeier - Winter 2011

07/29/11  |  President's Message :: Fall 2011

Message from WSFCA President, Doug Doefer - Fall 2011

04/11/11  |  President's Message :: Summer 2011

Message from WSFCA President, Jack Baus - Summer 2011

01/13/11  |  2011 Conference

Letter from WSFCA President, Jack Baus regarding the 2011 Conference.

10/20/10  |  President's Update

Message from WSFCA President, Jack Baus. - Fall 2010