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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis: Victory for Panhandle Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer

5/13/2019

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For Immediate Release: Monday, May 13, 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: Victory for Panhandle Firefighters in Battle Against Cancer
 
PANAMA CITY, Fla. —Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis was joined by members of the Panama City fire service community to announce the passage of legislation providing cancer benefits to Florida’s firefighters. The legislation passed unanimously by the Florida Legislature this year and was signed into law by Governor DeSantis on Friday, May 3, 2019.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "Our firefighters serve our communities without pause. They are the ones who rush into a fire when everyone else runs away from the flames. The Florida Legislature took action this year 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. I am proud that these brave men and women will now have the benefits they 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).