Fox5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego firefighter is used to running into burning buildings, but when one came face to face with a shark it was a different story.
“You’ll see me as nervous as I’ll ever be in my life,” said Matt Scarpuzzi of his appearance on the popular show “Shark Tank.” “The great thing about being a firefighter is you’re in stressful situations all the time and the last thing you want to do is show the public that you’re stressed out so hopefully I appeared calm.
Scarpuzzi, a firefighter for 12 years, created a device called Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools which turn off sprinkler water within seconds. “I want to stop hearing the stories of businesses and homes that are destroyed by the systems that are designed to protect them,” said Scarpuzzi. “The water will flow until someone shuts it off. Sometimes that’s the entire building, other times you’re able to isolate a floor.”
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