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Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis: La Capacitación para TEPT es Fundamental para los Equipos de Primera Respuesta

9/18/2018

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
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Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis: La Capacitación para TEPT es Fundamental para los Equipos de Primera Respuesta

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis announced today the launch of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) training materials on mental health awareness, prevention, mitigation, and treatment for first responder employers such as local police or fire departments. Senate Bill 376, the top priority for CFO Patronis during the 2018 Legislative Session, becomes effective October 1 and provides first responders suffering from PTSD access to mental health benefits. The PTSD education requirement is a key provision in the law.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “We cannot lose sight of the fact that our firefighters are attempting suicide at a rate five times higher than the general population, and they are thinking about suicide at a rate nine times higher. First responders as a whole are attempting suicide at a rate more than ten times higher.
“We’ve heard terrible stories about the impact tragedies like Pulse, Parkland and most recently Jacksonville Landing, have on our first responders and their families. This training is an important step needed to help our first responders recognize and manage the mental health challenges associated with these heroic professions."
 
CFO Patronis' Division of Workers’ Compensation is providing a framework for employing agencies of first responders to build upon for the educational requirement in the new law. Agencies can learn more and download the training materials aquí.

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El Oficial Principal de Finanzas y Jefe de Bomberos del Estado Jimmy Patronis es oriundo de la Florida y miembro del Gabinete de la Florida, que supervisa el Departamento de Servicios Financieros. El Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis trabaja todos los días para luchar contra el fraude de seguros, apoyar a los bomberos de la Florida y garantizar que las finanzas del estado sean estables para respaldar el crecimiento financiero del estado. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).