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The Affordable Housing Crisis: Data Reveals Gap Between Salaries and Median Home Price for...

Many of Florida’s hometown heroes — first responders, law enforcement, educators, and health care workers — fall far short of being able to purchase a home in the communities where they work, according to...

Jimmy Patronis Showcases Funds for Local Fire Service Projects

The Division of State Fire Marshal works with each local recipient to distribute the funds and help them meet the required deliverables.

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: 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. 

Jimmy Patronis: Firefighters, First Responders Can Help COVID-19 Testing Across Florida

Patronis was on a conference call with the Executive Boards of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Professional Firefighters to receive updates on COVID-19 response efforts. They talked about how firefighters can play a role as the state looks to expand testing.

Jimmy Patronis Wants to Help Fire Departments Hit by Coronavirus

This week, Patronis took part in a call with the executive boards of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Florida Professional Firefighters this week.

Jimmy Patronis: First Responders Across Florida Do Not Have Access to PPE During Coronavirus...

In his role as state fire marshal, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis said first responders across the Sunshine State do not have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they need as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Patronis: Florida’s First Responders Need Quick Turn Around on COVID-19 Tests

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is calling for quick COVID-19 testing for first responders in the Sunshine State. 

Adam Putnam Reels in the Support of 45 Sheriffs Across Florida

Facing a serious primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Putnam highlighted his support from 45 of the sheriffs that lead law enforcement in Florida’s 67 counties.