IN SANFORD, MAINE, FIRE MARSHAL PETER CUTRER is taking a positive approach to public education in order to counter the real estate and home builders lobby. As they are doing in every other state, the construction industry in Maine is resorting to outright lies in an attempt to scare the taxpayers and their elected representatives. The Maine legislature is currently studying the new building code that goes into effect on July 1 with the consideration of a bill that has been offered to eliminate the home sprinkler clause. (Sound like a state near you? … Ed.)
FM Cutrer recently set up a demonstration for the press including the local tv. Using a donated, vacant house, he installed a sprinkler head in one room with some sparse furnishings including window curtains and in the opposite end of the house he furnished another room in the same way, but without the sprinkler head. You already know how it turned out, but the news people were impressed and hopefully, the people watching their local newscasts were too.
WCSH-TV Ch. 6 Portland ran this story on their station Sunday:
WGME-TV Ch. 13 showed a report that Firegeezer likes better and you can VIEW IT HERE.