menú principal título de página menús destacados contenido pie de página
My Florida CFO

Iniciativas

Manténgase Conectado

Siga al
Departamento de
Servicios Financieros

¡Suscríbase al boletín informativo del Oficial Principal de Finanzas!

Nota de Prensa

Noticias   RSS RSS   Oficina de Prensa   Archivo

CFO Jimmy Patronis to Florida’s First Responders on PTSD Awareness Day: You Are Not Alone

6/27/2019

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis to Florida’s First Responders on PTSD Awareness Day: You Are Not Alone
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In recognition of June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is raising awareness on the mental health challenges facing Florida’s first responders and highlighting the passage of vital PTSD training and benefits now available to aid Florida’s heroes in managing the effects of their often hazardous profession.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “PTSD within our first responder community is real. Firefighters alone attempt suicide at a rate much higher than the general population. These heroes encounter unthinkable tragedy on the job as they work to protect our communities. It is vital they know they’re not alone.
 
“As State Fire Marshal, I advocated for the passage of important legislation to help our first responders recognize and manage PTSD and provide essential benefits now available through Florida’s Workers’ Compensation system. I’m proud to stand by our first responders, just as they stand with us.”
 
CFO Patronis' Division of Workers’ Compensation provides a framework for employing agencies of first responders to build upon for the educational requirement in the PTSD law. Agencies can learn more and download the training materials aquí.
 
###

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. 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).