The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration
presented by: Carolyn Welch Clifford and Lt. J.D. Bruchsaler
This two part program earns two CE hours for those who qualify, and will provide pension trustees with an overview of the basics of pension fund administration. Click here to register.
Part One: An Overview of the Legal Aspects of Pension Fund Administration
Carolyn Welch Clifford, Ottosen Britz will give you an overview of the legal authority and State oversight of firefighter pension funds, as well as an introduction to fund membership and legal aspects of the control and management of the fund. A short overview of the legal issues in benefit administration and funding will also be addressed.
Part Two: The Practical Aspects of Administering a Firefighters’ Pension Fund
Lt. J.D. Bruchsaler, Park Ridge Firefighters’ Pension Fund and veteran pension fund trustee will provide a firsthand account of the responsibilities for administering a pension fund, from learning your role as trustee to what has worked (and not worked) in overseeing responsibilities as a trustee and fiduciary to the fund. A focus on the importance of communication with the membership, as well as the municipality and union, will also be explored.
This program is brought to you in partnership with the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, who would like to congratulate the Barrington Fire Protection District on adopting a model code that included fire sprinkler protection for residential occupancies such as single-family homes, townhomes and multifamily. Please visit homelifesafety.com to learn more.
"Focus on the Mission" with John T. Brady
Join us for an eye-opening program with one of IAFPD's most popular presenters.
Mr. Brady invites us to consider what a “trustee’s oath” may look like, and how that oath could help us remain vigilant in keeping up with the responsibilities of running a department.
Available at your convenience, this and all of our online programs earn one CE credit hour when completed.
This program is made is brought to you in partnership with Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, who would like to congratulate the Manhattan Fire Protection District on successfully ammending fire code to include unicorporated parts of the county. Please visit homelifesafety.com to learn more.
If you missed the LIVE version, you can still view it by ordering from the self-paced programs.
Grant Writing Tips & Techniques
In today's climate, where there is sometimes less funding and more need, it’s important to know how to increase your organization’s chances of securing grants. Take this opportunity to benefit from Steven Spraker‘s 15 years and more than 20 million dollars experience in securing grants for fire departments.- from the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace.
Board Secretary's Workshop Presented by James Sinclair
Recorded at the 2017 Winter Conference held in Fairview Heights, the program offers training on the duties of the board secretary and answers some of your most frequently asked questions.
Down & Dirty For Fire Protection District Trustees - A Review of the Annual Responsibilities for Illinois Fire Protection Districts
(Presented by Jim Sinclair, IAFPD Counsel)
It is important for every District trustee to know and understand how to fulfill the responsibilities of their position with their district. Mr. Sinclair's expertise and no-nonsense instruction will assist you in fulfilling these requirements.
How to Run a Legal and Efficient Meeting (Presented by: Andrew Carruthers, Hepler Broom)
This program will review governance principles and techniques to run an effective meeting of your board of trustees.
Local Government Sexual Harassment Policy (Presented by: Maureen Lemon, Ottosen Britz)
An overview of recently enacted statutory requirements relating to sexual harassment policies in local units of government.
What Am I to Bid? - Dealing with Section 11k (Presented by: John T. Brady)
Important aspects of this law (70 ILCS 705/11k) will be explored and explained in the in the webinar to be presented by a veteran fire district attorney. by Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts
When Covering Your Assets Isn't Enough - Identifying Liability Risks
(Presented by Dave Broz)
With recent budget challenges and changes in the legal climate, you won’t want to miss out on this easy to understand no-nonsense overview of risks and the importance of an annual review of coverage.