OCOEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis plans to visit a fire station in Ocoee on Thursday to announce an increase in state funding for a grant program meant to help fire departments purchase safety equipment to limit crews’ exposure to cancer-causing contaminants on the job.
Patronis will make the announcement at the Ocoee Fire Station on South Bluford Avenue at 2 p.m., according to a news release.
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Joining Patronis for the Cancer Decontamination Grant Program announcement will be a series of state representatives, fire chiefs and others associated with the firefighting profession.
The list includes Reps. David Smith, R-District 28, and Fred Hawkins, R-District 42, as well as Seminole County Fire Department Chief Matt Kinley and Ocoee Fire Department Chief Tom Smothers.
No other details were shared.
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