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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Florida Legislature for Supporting Florida’s Firefighters in Fight Against Cancer

3/11/2020

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Florida Legislature for Supporting Florida’s Firefighters in Fight Against Cancer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1092 by Senator Aaron Bean and Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff. The legislation, which now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis for signature, builds on CFO and State Fire Marshal Patronis’ cancer prevention initiative to protect Florida’s firefighters.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I applaud the Florida Legislature today for passing the Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program, which creates a resource within the Department of Financial Services to continue to protect the health and safety of Florida’s firefighters. This meaningful legislation helps provide the vital equipment, training, and supplies to mitigate firefighter exposure to cancer-causing contaminants. I thank our bill sponsors, Senator Aaron Bean and Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff, for championing this critical legislation to protect these heroes from this deadly disease.”
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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).