There are over 800 volunteer fire departments across the State of Wisconsin. The men and women of these departments are dedicated to protecting the life and safety of all Wisconsin citizens. Understanding the sacrifice these firefighters make, Secretary Dave Ross, on behalf of Governor Scott Walker, has made it a mission to personally thank them for their dedication and service. Pictured left, Secretary Ross meets with members of the Rudolph Fire Department to thank them for their service.For more pictures click here.
IMPORTANT NEWS! There are many recent changes to several aspects of the Department of Safety & Professional Services. Click here to learn if any of these changes affect your profession.
Governor Walker signed Senate Bill (SB) 453 into law, which streamlines the operations of the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). The majority of the changes to state law in SB 453 came directly from DSPS employees who made suggestions on ways they thought the agency could be run more efficiently.Learn more
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, along with Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary John Scocos (far left) and Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dave Ross (far right) held a listening session at Fort McCoy to promote Wisconsin's Year of the Veteran.Learn more
Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch & cabinet members hosted the 2nd annual Governor's Small Business Summit in La Crosse. About 300 small business owners and leaders from around the state attended. (Pictured L-R: DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, DSPS Secretary Dave Ross, DVA Secretary John Scocos, Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett, PSC Commissioner Phil Montgomery)Learn more
Secretary Dave Ross (far right) attended a Regional Credentialing Forum for medical professions to give an overview of the department and listen to concerns from members in the field. Learn more
As of October 1, 2012, The Division of Industry Services (Formerly Safety & Buildings) began accepting plans electronically. This initiative eliminates waste, saves time and cost, and allows DSPS to better serve our customers.Learn more