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**PHOTO RELEASE**CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Hosts Firefighter Decontamination Demonstration at Fire Ops on the Hill

2/12/2020

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
Alecia Collins, 850.413.2842, alecia.collins@myfloridacfo.com
 
**PHOTO RELEASE**
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Hosts Firefighter Decontamination Demonstration at Fire Ops on the Hill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by Florida's fire service professionals at the First Annual Fire Ops on the Hill at the Florida Capitol today. The event provided a live demonstration on how firefighters decontaminate their uniforms following a fire incident. The event also featured  fire extinguisher and CPR safety demonstrations.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “One of my top legislative priorities is the Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program which will provide these heroes with the important resources and equipment needed to help protect Florida's firefighters. Today's demonstration was a unique opportunity to see first-hand the life saving techniques used to protect our communities. We must do all we can to support our firefighters as they serve to protect us every day."

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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).