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Ron DeSantis Showcases ‘Florida’s Heroes’ Initiative of Offering Relief Checks to First Responders

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis joined Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces to present them one-time relief checks beginning to be distributed through the ‘Florida’s Heroes’ initiative. This initiative is an opportunity to recognize law...

Jimmy Patronis Recognizes PTSD Awareness Month

First responders are more likely to develop PTSD compared to the general public due to their exposure to significant traumatic incidents incurred in the line of duty.

Jimmy Patronis: Florida Firefighters Ready to Move on COVID Vaccine Distribution

“On the call today, we discussed progress on vaccine distribution to first responders as well as how firefighters can be an incredible asset in the war against the Coronavirus. With the vast majority of firefighters serving as paramedics and EMTs, local county health units have an incredible workforce that’s ready to step up and get these vaccines distributed in our communities."

Jimmy Patronis Highlights 2020 Record

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased his record in 2020, noting that his office has helped Florida families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, fought fraud and held scam artists accountable, advocated for Florida’s firefighters and first responders, responded to the hurricane season, provided record-breaking unclaimed property returns to Floridians and advocated for Florida consumers and businesses.

Jimmy Patronis: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to First Responders is Needed for Florida to Recover

“Our firefighters live in extremely close quarters inside a fire station where social distancing is difficult and nearly impossible when responding to emergency calls. If one fire station goes down with a rash of COVID cases, it puts a strain on the entire fire department in that area. We must do everything we can to ensure continuity of emergency services by protecting these first responders,” he added. 

With Backing of Rick Scott, Ashley Moody, Congress Passes Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, teamed up in May to introduce the “Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act.” U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., cosponsored the proposal which is now headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. 
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Jimmy Patronis: Florida Needs to Help Firefighters, First Responders During Coronavirus Pandemic

“The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been in constant contact with the Executive Boards of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Professional Firefighters to receive reports on COVID-19 response and recovery efforts from first responders statewide,” Patronis’ office noted. 

Business, Medical Groups Ask Ron DeSantis for Executive Order Protecting Healthcare Providers from Frivolous...

The groups asked DeSantis to issue an executive order on the matter and provided him with a model he could use.    
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Rick Scott, Ted Yoho, Darren Soto Look to Help First Responders With Personal Protective...

A week and a half ago, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act” to ensure more PPE is made in the U.S. instead of other nations, including China. 

Jimmy Patronis: First Responders Must Be Prepared for Coronavirus in Florida

“During the call, the CFO stressed the importance of being prepared for major policy directives that may require increased manpower, such as the deployment of drive-thru testing on a statewide level, as public services become further strained,” the CFO’s office noted. 

Jimmy Patronis: Florida’s First Responders Need to be Prepared for Coronavirus

Patronis issued a statement following a call on Tuesday with the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Urban Search and Rescue Teams, and other Florida fire service leaders.
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SeaWorld Offers Half-Price Admission to First Responders Through July 31

According to SeaWorld, First Responder Salute tickets purchased at Seaworld.com/firstresponders by July 31 can be redeemed for park entry until August 18, 2019. Those eligible for this offer include fire rescue responders, EMT/EMS employees, law enforcement officers, and 911 dispatchers.
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