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**VIDEO & B-ROLL RELEASE** CFO & State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida’s Fallen Firefighters

11/18/2021

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OCALA, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined elected officials, members of the fire service community and their families at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala for a memorial event to pay tribute to Florida’s fallen firefighters. The names of 18 fallen firefighters will be etched on the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial at the fire college.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Every day and every night, Florida’s firefighters stand ready to answer the call, leaving their families behind and risking their lives to keep Floridians safe. These are the brave men and women who, at a moment’s notice, rush towards unbelievable danger with one mission – to save lives. With the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and the tragic Surfside condo collapse, this year has been especially hard on the firefighting community. Yet, they push forward bravely to serve our communities knowing the risks of their profession. Today, we honor our fallen firefighters, the ones that answered the call but didn’t come home. Please pray for the families of these heroes who served alongside these first responders and supported them as they worked to protect us. God bless these heroes and their families. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

A list of the honored fallen firefighters is below:

• Anthony C. Christensen – City of Naples Fire Rescue
• Donald DiPetrillo - Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Rescue
• Lloyd Losinger - Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District
• Dwain S. Bradshaw – Escambia County Fire Rescue
• Scott R. Neumann – Martin County Fire Rescue
• Brian S. Smith – St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department
• Thomas M. Barber – Jacksonville Fire Rescue
• Hervè Thomas – Monroe County Fire Rescue
• David L. Abernathy – Palm Beach Fire Rescue
• Walter “Pete” Gee - Fort Myers Shores Fire Protection & Rescue Service District
• Randall M. Donaldson, Jr. – Osceola County Fire Rescue
• Jeremy J. Saunders – Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue
• William C. Donaldson – Sarasota County Fire Department
• Jeremy J. McKay – Clay County Fire Rescue
• James G. Gunter – Cape Coral Fire Department
• Michelle Clore – Cape Coral Fire Department
• Jimmy D. Riley – Plant City Fire Rescue
• Eric M. Siena – Orange County Fire Rescue

For more information on Florida’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial, click here.
 
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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).