January 2022 Newsletter


As we enter the new year of 2022, the board of officers of the Badger Firefighters Association is committed to make this year of education and camaraderie as we work to be better first responders than we were. Each of us as a member of our respective fire department and rescue squads should have a desire to continue to learn and experience new skills. It has been
said that we need to train to be better than we were. Chris Steeves, Capt. Alyeska Fire Rescue, Alyeska, AK has been quoted in regards to the necessity to train, “Don’t train until you get it right, train until you can’t get it wrong” The Training Committee is working on providing a Basic Rapid
Intervention Team Training this spring. Be sure to watch our website, Facebook page or your emails for more information. The Committee is committed to provide, special and unique training to help us be better servants to our customers.

All reports from the Beechwood area, is the 2022 Bowling Tournament will be a good to for old friends to get together and new acquaintances made.
Our association is dedicated to honor those members that have meet significant milestones as members of their respective departments. Congratulations to Newburg Fire Department members:

Andy Mayer – 60 Years
Peter Waldkirch – 60 Years

Curt Scheunemann – 50 Years
Mark Chesak – 40 Years

These members along with those you submit will receive a special recognition plaque awarded at your banquet and/or our spring award banquet on Sunday, April 24. Be sure to let Secretary Ron Naab of any of your members that have reached these milestones along with those that
achieved 25 years of service or stepped down as serving as an officer as a Captain or above.

The association also recognizes those people that are selected by their departments for meritorious service to their department and/or community along with those that have done heroic deeds in the past year. There will be forms sent out shortly for the nominations.

Reminder that the Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial is looking for department(s) to help with lawn care and building maintenance. If your department is interested to do a weekend by yourself or with another department you can contact Ron Naab at rjnaab@gmail.com.

The Wisconsin Society of Emergency Services Instructors will be holding their annual conference at Moraine Park Technical College starting on Friday, February 18 and ending on Sunday, February 20. This is an excellent opportunity, close to home, to enhance your skills to be the best you can be for your fellow members.