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

5/16/2019

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 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 Pensacola Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer

PENSACOLA, Fla.— Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by members of the Pensacola 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, “Today, I was proud to join the dedicated men and women of the Pensacola Fire Department to celebrate the passage of cancer coverage benefits for our firefighters. Florida’s firefighters serve our communities with dedication and selflessness. They rush into the fire when others rush out. This year, the Florida Legislature took action and made a commitment to our firefighters that we will support them when they battle cancer.
 
"Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed legislation to help our firefighters battle cancer–the disease responsible for a majority of firefighter deaths. Today, we celebrate a tremendous victory for these heroes and I’m proud they now have the benefits they so rightfully deserve."
 
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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).