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**PHOTO RELEASE** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Outstanding Firefighters from Collier and Lee Counties

4/3/2019

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 3, 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 Outstanding Firefighters from Collier and Lee Counties

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.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “I was proud to honor the outstanding members of Florida’s brave firefighting community who work so tirelessly to protect us. Our first responders are the lifeblood of our communities and these brave men and women exemplify the hard work, courage, dedication and integrity necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of Floridians. I cannot thank these firefighters enough for their outstanding service to their communities and our great state.”
 
The following recipients were recognized at the ceremony from Collier and Lee counties:

• Florida Training Center of the Year – North Collier Fire Training Center (Pictured above left)

• Florida Fire Investigator of the Year – Shane Gaghan of the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations in Ft. Myers (Pictured above right)

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).