Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled has announced $1,000 one-time bonuses for first responders in Florida, including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters across the state. The bonuses are included in the 2021-22 state budget. While the budget is not yet signed, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is working to immediately implement this bonus program, expediting the distribution effort. Approximately $208 million has been allocated from DEO for more than 174,000 first responders across the state, including 49,405 law enforcement officers, 40,732 EMTs, 35,811 firefighters and 33,185 paramedics.

Filed under
Share
Show Comments