Recent News and Information - June/July 2020

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On October 4th, 2019 the South Florida IASIU Chapter teamed up with Rimkus Consulting Group and the Miami-Dade Fire Department for a Fraud Awareness Symposium at the Miami-Dade Fire Headquarters in Doral, Florida. There were over 150 attendees and our presenters offered a total of 5 Continuation Education Hours. Thanks to our sponsors we were able to offer breakfast, snacks, lunch and refreshments during this all-day event.           ‎


We were fortunate to have the Miami-Dade Fire Dept. and Miami-Dade Police Dept. Color Guards present the Colors during the Opening Ceremony and Gigi Perez, from Farmers Insurance to sing our National Anthem.


Followed by Edward Lopez, SF-IASIU Chapter President who kicked off the event with opening remarks and handed out several awards and plaques to several guests and recognition of true pioneers in the battle of Insurance Fraud ie. Director Simon Blank and Major Rafael Delgado from DIFS. Captain Doug Keller, Captain Ricardo Stephens and Chief Lebron Wesley with the Miami-Dade Fire Dept. were recognized for their support to SFL-IASIU. Tom McConnel with Rimkus Consulting Group was also recognized. Last, but not least our own Board of Director member Wendy Sassman from National General was recognized and presented with a trophy in appreciation and dedication to the success of our South Florida Chapter.


Our successful training event consisted of several topics covering all lines of coverages within the Insurance Industry including Game of Drones: Advances in Technology presented by: Ricardo M. Luces, Partner, with Roig Lawyers.


A Live Burn Demonstration of Lithium-Ion Batteries and a Goft Cart to determine the Fire Origin and Cause Analysis presented by: Thomas Young, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, CFII VP, Fire Division and Joe Nowikowski, P.E., CFEI, Electrical Division Manager, Western Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.


As well as Forensics of Automotive Theft and Fire on various forcible entry procedures, types of steering columns and ignition lock assemblies with the latest security systems presented by: Jonathan Costa, CFL, CFEI, CVFI, North Eastern Technical Services.


We anticipate and look forward to another successful Fraud Awareness Symposium in 2020!  SEE MORE



On October 17th, 2019 the North Florida IASIU Chapter teamed up with Kevin B. Hays Fire Consulting and the Fire Academy of the South in Jacksonville, FL for a 4 hour CE Seminar on Marine Vessel Fires: Investigations & Identifications. The seminar went beyond the classroom by providing attendees live demonstrations of actual marine vessel fire scenarios to demonstrate different causations and help attendees develop a better appreciation and understanding of different types of fires. Attendees came from all over and were comprised of adjusters, investigators, academy students and law enforcement many of whom had never experienced a live burn. Thanks to our presenter we were able to offer breakfast, snacks, lunch and refreshments during this half day event.


We look forward to another year of successful training opportunities in 2020!  SEE MORE




The Florida IASIU Local Chapters have met and agreed to cancel all IN-PERSON meetings in April and May due to COVID-19 as there are more unknowns than known.  Some may be transitioning to WEBINARS instead, so please watch your e-mails for updates from your Chapters.


The health, safety and well-being of our members is our paramount concern as we abide with the instructions from Local, State and Federal officials to restrict social gatherings during these difficult times. We value your support and always look forward to welcoming new acquaintances and reconnecting with good friends. We can only hope this pandemic passes over soon so we can get back to business and fighting fraud.


On behalf of the entire Florida IASIU Chapter Boards, we wish everyone good health and look forward to reconvening in the future once the social distancing ordinance is lifted!



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