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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Resiliency and Fire Prevention Weeks During Cabinet Meeting

9/24/2019

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 24, 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 Highlights Resiliency and Fire Prevention Weeks During Cabinet Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis sponsored two resolutions during today’s Florida Cabinet meeting including recognition of Resiliency Week and Fire Prevention Week.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I was honored to sponsor two resolutions today to highlight the importance of disaster preparedness as well as fire prevention in our state. September 22-28 will be recognized as Resiliency Week in Florida. Resilient communities are vital to disaster preparedness efforts because they work to implement policies and develop long-range mitigation strategies to protect people and property from future disasters. Following Hurricane Michael, I saw first-hand how these efforts help allow Florida residents and business owners to bounce back from natural disasters including hurricanes.
 
“Fire Prevention Week is celebrated October 6-12 to help prevent fire related tragedies in our state by encouraging all Floridan’s to be aware of their surroundings and practice fire safety. Home fires resulted in more than 2,600 deaths in the U.S. in 2017, and many fires can be prevented by using proper fire safety measures including working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan."
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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).