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1% – Use It Wisely or Lose It

Jeff Oswald

Friday, June 14, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

South Carolina Fire Departments receive over $20 million dollars annually in 1% funds. These funds are meant to be used to benefit firefighters by providing benefits and paying for expenses that the regular department resources will not provide. But there are many regulations tied to these 1% funds. Every year there are departments that are losing their 1% funds because they are not complying with the requirements and regulations. It is very important that your fire department has multiple people who are familiar with the accounting practices and regulations of the 1% funds, so you are not one of those departments that loses your 1% funds. Come join us to find out what you need to know to keep and best use your 1% funds. For those planning to attend this class for information and materials may be found on our site, along with overview video.

Jeff Oswald

Jeff was born in Columbia, SC but currently resides in Lancaster, SC.  He received his Associate’s Degree in Engineering Graphics Technology from York Technical College.  He is a father to two amazing daughters, Michaella and Megan.  Outside of work Jeff loves to hunt, garden, work out, and any outdoor activities.

Jeff worked for Joslyn Clark Controls for 21 ½ years in the Engineering Department where his responsibilities included sheet metal design and programming, creating electrical schematics, and generated bills of materials for product lines.  In 2008, he entered into the SC Fire Service when he joined Elgin Volunteer FD in Lancaster, SC where he served under the leadership of the late Chief Dennis Cauthen.  Jeff served on several committees and was also their treasurer.  In 2013, he joined the Lancaster City FD where he is currently an active member.  Jeff is also a member of the Track Services Team at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway for NASCAR and track events.

In January 2010, Jeff was hired by the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association as the One Percent & Member Services Coordinator.  He serves as the central point of contact for all member fire departments regarding issues related to the Firemen’s Insurance & Inspection Fund (1%).  Jeff also serves as the liaison for the State Supervisory Committee and the Finance & Audit Committee.