Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement as one of his top legislative priorities, House Bill 487 the Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program, passed the House Commerce Committee today and heads to the House floor.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I thank Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff and the Florida House for stepping up for our firefighters today and sending this meaningful legislation to the House floor. Last year, we successfully fought to give firefighters the coverage they need to battle cancer and now we’re one step closer to providing these heroes with the resources and equipment needed to prevent this deadly disease. Florida continues to send a clear message: We stand with our brave firefighters in their fight against cancer.”
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).