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**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Bay County Emergency Management Division Chief Joby Smith

4/2/2019

 
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
**PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Bay County Emergency Management Division Chief Joby Smith

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis recognized members of Florida’s firefighting community for their outstanding accomplishments in the fire service industry during the 2019 Fire Service Awards at the Florida Capitol. Each individual or facility was nominated and selected by various fire service organizations across Florida.
 
During the ceremony, Bay County Emergency Management Division Chief Joby Smith was presented the Chad Reed Emergency Preparedness Manager Award for his outstanding response during Hurricane Michael and his leadership in recovery from the devastating storm.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “I was proud to honor Bay County’s Emergency Management Division Chief Joby Smith at our award ceremony last night. As we saw before, during and after Hurricane Michael, he skillfully manages difficult situations with artful diplomacy and an attitude of graciousness. I am grateful Joby is a public servant in my hometown.”
 
Click here for the full list of those honored at the 2019 Fire Service Awards. 
 
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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).