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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Governor DeSantis for Signing Fire Investigator Cancer Treatment Benefits

5/22/2022

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 20, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Governor DeSantis for Signing Fire Investigator Cancer Treatment Benefits
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on Governor DeSantis signing Senate Bill 838, Fire Investigator Cancer Treatment Benefits. This legislation allows fire investigators to be eligible for benefits under existing firefighter cancer coverage in the state of Florida.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida’s firefighters and investigators never fail to answer the call and work to protect our homes, businesses, and communities at a moment’s notice. Thank you to Governor Ron DeSantis for signing this bill into law and standing with our firefighting professionals. It is critical that we provide these men and women the support they need if faced with a life-changing cancer diagnosis. Thank you to Senator Wright and Representative Salzman for their hard work in passing Senate Bill 838 and for your commitment to protecting our first responders.”
 
Senator Wright said, “Thank you to Governor DeSantis for signing Senate Bill 838 and to CFO Jimmy Patronis for being a champion for Florida’s firefighters and fire investigators. I was proud to sponsor this legislation that will provide much needed financial assistance to our heroes in return for all they do in keeping our communities safe.”
 
Representative Salzman said, “I was honored to sponsor this bill in the Florida House, which provides Florida’s fire investigators with the treatment benefits they deserve. Fire investigators are exposed to hazardous vapors, gases and particles that contribute to chronic health conditions, including cancer. Senate Bill 838 provides cancer coverage to our fire investigators and I would like to thank CFO Jimmy Patronis for his steadfast support.”
 
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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).