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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Issues Santa Claus Fireplace Safety Alert


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— As children eagerly await Santa this Christmas Eve, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following fireplace safety alert:
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Before heading to bed this Christmas Eve, make sure your fireplace is fully extinguished, so Santa doesn’t get a surprise when delivering presents to your home this year. Also, don’t miss out on watching Santa’s progress in real-time by getting updates from the NORAD Santa Tracker. In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I also encourage Floridians to take a moment to thank the brave men and women who are working around the clock to keep us safe. Our first responders, firefighters and military members answer the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and need our support and prayers as they work to protect us as we gather together with loved ones. Without their service, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the holidays here at home. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”
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).