Announcing the 2008 OFSOA Spring Workshop April 17 & 18
Salem Fire Department is proud to host the 2008 OFSOA Workshop at our Training Facility in Salem, Oregon.
- Fraud in the Workplace – Kori Sarrett, Koontz & Perdue, P.C.
- Investigation & Prosecution of Fraud and Embezzlement – Doug Price, Marion County Deputy District Attorney & Michael Korcek, Salem Police Department
- Accreditation Lab – Rebecca Hollenbeck, OFSOA Accreditation
- Software User Group/Networking – Lauri Wilkerson, OFSOA Education
- Aerial Platform Evolutions “Hands-On Demonstration” – Salem Fire Department Training Officers
- Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) Tour
We have a very exciting schedule of events this year beginning with presentations on Fraud and Embezzlement and ending with a tour of the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) new state of the art facility including the Burn Training Tower, Scenario Building, and the Indoor Shooting Range.
Fraud in the Workplace - The first fraud session will be presented by Kori Sarrett, CPA with Koontz & Perdue, PC out of Albany. Kori has a BS in Administration and Economics and has been with Koontz and Perdue for the past six years. Her experience includes auditing as well as accounting and she also consults with small businesses and fire districts where she provides training, setup, and day to day maintenance of their accounting software packages. Kori will share pertinent information with us on fraud and how to protect ourselves against it.
The second session, “Investigation and Prosecution of Fraud and Embezzlement” will be presented by Douglas Prince, Marion County Deputy District Attorney and Michael Korcek, Salem Police Department. Doug has been a prosecutor in the State of Oregon since 1995 and joined Marion County in 2007. He earned his BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and his law degree from Willamette University. Michael began his law enforcement career at the age of 18 and became a member of the Salem Police Department in 1995. Michael is a member of the Northwest Fraud Investigators Association, Willamette Valley Fraud Investigators and the Regional Economic Crime Investigation Center. Together they will hit upon every aspect of what happens when and if you go through an investigation and prosecution for fraud or embezzlement.
Attendees can choose between an Accreditation Lab presented by OFSOA’s very own, Lauri Wilkerson, Education Chair and Rebecca Hollenbeck, Accreditation Chair. The accreditation lab will provide OFSOA members a chance to preview the program and ask questions regarding their accreditation. Or a Software Users Group which will provide attendees time to network, learn, and share information about different software programs.
We will round out the day with the Salem Fire Department Training Officers where we will get to try our hand at “Aerial Platform Evolutions.” This is a rare treat and should prove to be an exciting adventure.
After the day’s events we will gather at the Best Little Roadhouse for a group dinner and networking where depending upon the weather you can also enjoy a round of miniature golf.
On Friday we will be going on a Tour of DPSST. We have been assured that this is a very exciting walking tour where we will get to see tactical training scenarios from both the fire and police sides of the business including the burn tower and the shooting range.
Once again this year’s workshop appears to have something for everyone and we really hope you will join us in the Capitol City of Salem.