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**VIDEO AND PHOTO RELEASE** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Fighting for Florida’s Firefighters

3/6/2019

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
**VIDEO AND PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Fighting for Florida’s Firefighters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined Senator Anitere Flores for a press conference to highlight the need for cancer coverage for Florida’s firefighters.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "We’ve got to step up for Florida’s heroes—our firefighters. These brave men and women face cancer at alarming rates and they need the resources necessary to fight this deadly disease. My own wife has battled cancer, so I know firsthand what a family deals with during diagnosis and treatment. That’s why I have made it a top priority as State Fire Marshal to advocate for cancer coverage for firefighters, and I thank Sen. Flores for her hard work on this important legislation.”
 
Senator Anitere Flores said, "Florida’s firefighters are hometown heroes for our communities, and as they answer their call of duty they need to know that the State of Florida takes their health into account. SB 426, the Firefighter Cancer Coverage bill, has passed unanimously in two committees and I look forward to it becoming law and aiding firefighters and their families in their hour of need."
 
To download press conference footage, click here.
 
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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).