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Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater today announced that the 11th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend will be held this weekend on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The Florida State Fire College, which operates under the direction of CFO Atwater, co-hosts this three-day training event that is open to all first responders. Class offerings are free to firefighters, EMS personnel, law enforcement, and military members. More than 200 have registered, and with no similar training offered in the South, participants also include first responders from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee.
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the Department of Financial Services, in partnership with the Preferred Care Partners Medical Group, will host free financial safety workshops for seniors next week in Miami-Dade County. These workshops, taught in Spanish, will teach seniors and their family members how to spot a scam, how scams work and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
When you take out a life insurance policy, you pay premiums in the expectation that when you die your spouse or your children will receive the benefit. But audits of the nation's leading insurance companies have uncovered a systematic, industry-wide practice of not paying significant numbers of beneficiaries.

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