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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis Meets with Urban Search & Rescue Teams at Camp Blanding

9/4/2019

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 4, 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 Meets with Urban Search & Rescue Teams at Camp Blanding

STARKE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis met with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams at Camp Blanding today during prepositioning for Hurricane Dorian response.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I was proud to meet with some of the dedicated men and women of our Urban Search and Rescue Teams at Camp Blanding to discuss logistics and needs in response to Hurricane Dorian. Eight Federal USAR teams and six State USAR teams have been activated to respond to specific regions affected by this storm. These highly-trained teams are ready at a moment’s notice to conduct life-saving missions after a disaster. I cannot thank these heroes enough for their hard work and dedication to protecting our communities.
 
“As we continue to ensure Floridians recover from the impacts of Hurricane Dorian, I'm advocating that we do everything possible to provide aid to those in the Bahamas who felt the devastating and tragic impacts of this powerful storm.”

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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).