posted 07/17/2021

The Scholarship & Membership Awards Banquet

The Scholarship & Membership Awards Banquet held on June 30th went off without a hitch except three of the regular attending members to receive awards were not present although Director Alan Belcher was there for his presentation for work on the Charity Committee.  Seven young and eager faces were there for presentation of their scholarships that ranged from $750 to $1,400.  Totaling $7,000, this marked programs 3rd year, highest amount of awards, and its widest & most diverse range of recipients from community college students to doctoral candidates.  President Hassan ran the meeting narrowing its’ focus to the scheduled awards and Scholarship Chair Todd Brown performed admirably as the master of ceremonies injecting a little ‘education’ about the dollar bill prior to presenting the awards.  Subsequently, three of the recipients; Kaylee Murray, Leslie Sims, & Alyssa Sims also won scholarships from the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation.

posted 05/09/2021

 NEFRSA To The Rescue

The North Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association has once again applied the skills of it's members in serving the community with a much needed project.

The Mandarin Volunteer Fire Dept. was in dire need of a new roof. The personel at the fire department perfrom their duties without pay to protect the citizens of their community. Too many times their work goes without praise and it was about time
to give them back something they deserve ... a functional roof on their Fire House.

The association decided it would contribute time, materials and manpower to the project. It may seem to some that this venture was only a charitable event, however ,it was more than that. The out-pouring of skills from the qualified craftsmen of the association shows the community that we really care. This project was just one of the many that have been completed in the past.

To all who participated in any way to this project ......

                         "JOB WELL DONE"!

submitted by: Ralph DeCicco




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Today, as the Florida Legislature convened a special session on property insurance reform, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis signed a proclamation recognizing the week of May 23-27 as Contractor Fraud Awareness Week, in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). NICB leadership including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Slater, Director of Field Operations for the Southeast Region Charlie Worsham, and Director of Government Affairs Eric De Campos joined the CFO in Tallahassee today to accept the proclamation.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Since day one, I’ve made it my priority to combat fraud and protect Florida consumers. As we’ve seen time and time again, disasters bring out the best in some but the worst in others. Unscrupulous contractors flock to Florida to prey on homeowners and their insurance policies, ultimately driving up insurance rates for every single one of us. They are stealing from us all and my fraud detectives are working every day to track down these bad actors and hold them accountable. Insurance fraud can have devastating consequences for you and your family and stifle your recovery following a storm. Always remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Never sign anything regarding your insurance without talking to your agent or calling my office first. If you or someone you know is suspicious of fraudulent activity, please contact my office at Thank you to the NICB for their partnership in educating Floridians on the pitfalls of contractor fraud and their support in working to hold fraudsters accountable in Florida.”

National Insurance Crime Bureau President and CEO David J. Glawe said, “Receiving this Proclamation from CFO Patronis is a tremendous honor as it recognizes the seriousness of contractor fraud that requires all of us, from homeowners to state and local leaders, to work together to combat. Contractor fraud costs homeowners and insurance companies billions of dollars each year as deceitful contractors follow well-rehearsed scams. By signing this Proclamation, we can bring greater awareness to insurance fraud and what Floridians can do to not be victimized by these schemes.”


WHEREAS, each year, Floridians face destructive forces from hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding, all of which carry the potential to cause serious damage or, even worse, total destruction to private property and homes; and

WHEREAS, following disasters, stressed and strained homeowners are vulnerable to well-rehearsed, predatory practices from dishonest contractors fraudulently adding costs to repair or rebuild homes; and

WHEREAS, these predatory practices by some contractors have increased costs to rebuild for insurers and homeowners alike, ultimately driving up insurance premiums on consumers and forcing some insurers to reduce their exposure; and

WHEREAS, insurance fraud adds 5 to 10 percent to claims expenses paid for by insurers and consumers; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative an effective public outreach campaign highlight the various types of contractor fraud schemes, and provide methods on how consumers can identify and avoid such schemes; and

WHEREAS, the National Insurance Crime Bureau encourages Floridians to get at least three written estimates, check contractor credentials, and work closely with insurers during the entire rebuilding process when hiring a contractor; and

WHEREAS, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, in collaboration with its local and state partners in Florida, including law enforcement, first responders, legislators, and state officials, are committed to educating Floridians about predatory practices by dishonest contractors.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal of the State of Florida does hereby recognize May 23-27, 2022 as


and encourage the citizens of Florida to become familiar with contractor fraud and participate in various programs focused on brining awareness to contractor Fraud.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida has hereunto subscribed his name on the 23rd day of May 2022.

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