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**Photo Release** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Victory for Florida Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer

5/15/2019

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 15, 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: Victory for Florida Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by members of the Jacksonville 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, "As State Fire Marshal, I am incredibly proud that our state is ensuring that firefighters get the benefits they both need and deserve as they battle cancer. These men and women protect our communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
 
"Mayor Curry, members of the Florida Legislature, and I gathered today to celebrate this legislative victory. Firefighters sign up for the job because they want to serve, even if it comes at the sacrifice of their own health. Now they will know that our state has their backs."

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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).