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NFPA presents award to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for his commitment to fire safety

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Jul 29, 2013

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NFPA's Russ Sanders presents award to Minnesota Commissioner Mona Dohman, accepting on behalf of Governor Mark Dayton

Commissioner Mona Dohman
reaffirmed the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's commitment to fire safety during a conversation this week with
national and local fire officials.


Dohman spoke with

National Fire Protection Association representative Russ Sanders after

accepting an NFPA award on Governor Mark Dayton’s behalf. The award was for the

Governor’s support on fire safety issues like fireworks and residential

sprinklers. Over the last few years, Dayton has vetoed an anti-sprinkler bill and vetoed legislation that would have prohibited jurisdictions from requiring fire sprinklers in homes, showing that common sense and facts can prevail over special interests. 

“Nobody has shown
leadership and courage when it comes to fire safety like this governor does,”
Sanders said. “He is special.”

Dohman vowed to continue
working hard on fire safety issues that will help keep Minnesotans safe.