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.