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CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: We Must Assess the Needs of Florida Fire Departments in Wake of Hurricane Michael

10/13/2018

For Immediate Release: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com  

CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: We Must Assess the Needs of Florida Fire Departments in Wake of Hurricane Michael
 
Tallahassee, Fla.— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis directed his office to assess the needs of fire departments in the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.
 
“My main focus is search and rescue, and recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael; we have a lot of work to do. I have directed my office to assess the needs of Florida’s fire departments in the impacted areas to better assist as they reequip and replenish the equipment necessary to continue their recovery mission on the ground.
 
“Our first responders immediately ran towards the chaos when Hurricane Michael ripped through the panhandle on Wednesday and they have been working tirelessly for days to protect life and property. We must make sure these heroes have our full support during this stressful time just as they support us before, during and after disasters.”
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian 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).