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CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

10/2/2021

For Immediate Release: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Recognizes National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
 
TALLAHASSEE, FL. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis released the following statement in recognition of the 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. America’s fallen fire heroes, who died in the line of duty, will be honored beginning today, Saturday, October 2, 2021 to tomorrow, Sunday, October 3, 2021. The names of 215 firefighters will become a permanent part of the National Memorial located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, "On National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, our nation will stop to honor 215 brave firefighters from across our country who selflessly served their communities and gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year, as we reflect on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, it reminds us of the amazing sacrifices that our firefighters and first responders make every day to keep us safe. Every time they answer a call, they put their lives in harm's way to protect us and they deserve our deepest gratitude. May God bless these fallen heroes and their families. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten."
 
For more information on National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day and ways to honor our fallen heroes, visit www.firehero.org
 
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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).