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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.