**PSA VIDEO RELEASE** CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 19, 2023
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**PSA VIDEO RELEASE**
CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis highlighted October as Fire Prevention Month. The CFO urges fire safety, especially around the holidays, and encourages Floridians to ensure they have a plan in the case of a fire emergency at home.
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “October is Fire Prevention Month, and as your State Fire Marshal, I am committed to ensuring all Floridians have the information and tools to prevent tragic house fires. Now is the perfect time to make sure that you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed in every single bedroom of your home. These alarms should also be tested at least once a month to ensure that they are adequately protecting you. It is also vital that you have an escape plan in case of a house fire. You should know of at least two ways out of every room in your home. Finally, make sure that all of the hallways of your home are lit with nightlights and that they are free from clutter so that everyone can make it out safely. We may have the best firefighters in the country but let’s make their jobs easier this year by preparing now to prevent fire-related tragedies. Thank you, and stay safe, Florida!"
More fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
- Install working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
- Smoke alarms should be on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area, and inside every bedroom.
- CO alarms should be on every level of the home outside sleeping areas.
- Keep fire extinguishers within easy reach.
Click here for more fire safety tips.
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).