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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis: Victory for Tampa Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer

5/7/2019

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com  
 
**Photo Release**
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Victory for Tampa Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer
 
TAMPA, Fla.— Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by members of the Tampa fire service community to announce the passage of legislation that provides cancer benefits to Florida’s firefighters. The legislation passed unanimously by the Florida Legislature this year and was officially signed into law by Governor DeSantis on Friday, May 3, 2019.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "It is official: Governor Ron DeSantis has signed legislation to help our firefighters battle cancer–the disease responsible for about 70 percent of firefighter line-of-duty deaths. These heroes selflessly serve and protect us every day. Passing this legislation proves to them that Florida has their back.
 
"Thank you to the Florida Legislature, especially President Bill Galvano and Speaker Jose Oliva, for their dedicated support for this essential benefit. Firefighters across our state now know Florida is in their corner when they truly need it."
 
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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).