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Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Team Up to Help Prevent Firefighter Cancer

12/5/2019

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
 
Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Team Up to Help Prevent Firefighter Cancer
 
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today at a press conference, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced the receipt of a nearly $50,000 grant to CFO Patronis’ Division of State Fire Marshal to help prevent cancer for Florida’s firefighters. The grant will aid in the continuation of the Florida State Fire Marshal Cancer Exposure Decontamination Kits program.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “This first-of-its-kind partnership with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will help arm our firefighters in their fight against cancer. It’s critical that we create a culture of prevention and we can do that through our cancer-fighting kit program and private sector partnerships. Our communities are made safer because of our brave firefighters and we have a duty to step up for them as they do for us. While firefighters face incredible danger every day, the long-term cancer battle that many face is one danger we can help erase.”
 
Executive Director Robin Peters, from Firehouse Subs Public Safety said, “We work every day to ensure firefighters get the support they need and deserve. The Decon Kits program will impact firefighters across Florida who put their lives on the line for our communities each and every day. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is proud to support the work of CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis. Cancer is a battle no firefighter should have to go through.”
 
The cancer-fighting kits help decontaminate firefighters’ gear after a fire and mitigate exposure to cancer-causing products of combustion. Each kit includes the tools needed for firefighters to effectively clean gear after a fire and include:
 
 
• Flash drive, including educational videos and training outline
• Laminated Field Operation Guide
• Standard Operating Guideline
• 5- Gal bucket and leak-proof lid
• 5- Gal 6 mil clear bags
• Duct tape
• Dish soap
• Short handle scrub brush
• All-purpose spray bottle
• Dermal Wipes
• 2- 50-Ft 5/8” hose lines
• 2- Garden hose nozzles
• 2- Adapters, 2.5" female X .75" male GHT
• Collapsible traffic cone
 
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About CFO and State Fire Marshal 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).
 
About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $46 million to hometown heroes in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada including over $7.5 million in Florida. Para saber más, visite www.firehousesubsfoundation.org.