Home burn in Maine increases home fire sprinkler awareness

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Apr 5, 2010

Sanford/Springdale Fire Marshal Peter Cutrer conducted a burn highlighting the importance of home fire sprinklers. The story was picked up and featured as top stories in at least two local news outlets; WGME13 and WCHS6. Interestingly enough, according to one story, Peter Cutrer is not allowed to take “an official stand on sprinklers but he wants to set the record straight on how they work.” He does an excellent job in both stories. We must salute him for having the courage to “step up” and push back against the opposition. Thanks Peter, and keep up the good fight!

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- Maria Figueroa