[May 3, 2022] The Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association (FFCA) endorses State Fire Marshal and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis for reelection touting the work that he’s been doing defending the first responders across the state. CFO Jimmy Patronis has advocated for providing mental health services to first responders and has been on the frontlines with firefighters during natural disasters like Hurricane Michael and the most recent wildfires in Bay County.
Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Executive Director Ray Colburn stated, “We are pleased to announce that we endorse Jimmy Patronis for re-election as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal. CFO Patronis has continued to advocate for legislation that supports firefighters and first responders across the state and we’ve been shoulder to shoulder with him many times as we headed into disasters. He’s a man of his word and isn’t afraid to face adversity for our firefighters.”
CFO Patronis said “Florida’s fire chiefs are leading men and women across the state into some of the most dangerous situations and while they are doing work that many aren’t willing to do, someone needs to lead the way in legislation on their behalf. It has been a great joy of mine to be able to do that for these men and women. Thank you to Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association for endorsing me in my run for re-election.”