Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Liam drew a picture of a ladder truck, Sparkles, Spanner and Firefighter Dayna. Thanks, Liam! We love your picture!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Before we know it, it will be time to make our big trip to Southborough, Massachusetts for our book event with the Southborough Fire Department and to take photos for our next book, Sparkles Goes to Boston.
Click on the links above to read the latest news about our upcoming visit to Southborough.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The article may be seen at HERE.
Thanks again, Janet, for helping Sparkles and me promote fire safety!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
"My 3 year old daughter loves this book and CD. In a matter of 2 readings, she knows the theme song, what a smoke alarm does, and how to stay low and go like Sparkles! We saw Sparkles and Spanner at FDIC in Indy. What great dogs." Lesa, a mom and former firefighter-10 yrs, 04/14/2008
Thanks so much, Lisa! You really made our day!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Lisle-Woodridge Fire District firefighters were also in attendance to share fire safety with the children in attendance. Thank you to Lt. Jay Caron and all of the firefighters from Lisle-Woodridge Fire District for coming to the event! You guys are awesome! Thank you for taking time out of your day to help us promote fire safety.
To see more pictures from the event, click HERE.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sparkles makes the front page of the Chicago Tribune webpage! She also makes the "Metro" section of the Chicago Tribune.
Thank you to First Alert and the Chicago Fire Department for the media event that they held today promoting our new book and fire safety. More photos will be forth coming.
Sparkles said that the next time that she hopes that she gets to meet Clover!
Thanks to everyone at First Alert for everything that they have done to help us promote the book and fire safety.
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Thank you to the Chicago Fire Department, Chief Roccosalva, and First Alert for their support in promoting the book. Chicago's FOX station, ABC Channel 7 and the Chicago Tribune were in attendance. Thanks to ABC Channel 7 and the Chicago Tribune for their terrific coverage in helping us promote fire safety.
To see photos from the event, click HERE. Thank you to the Chicago Fire Department and First Alert for the fantastic photos. Hint: It's easiest to view the photos in the "Slideshow" mode.
New friends from the Chicago Fire Department
Our friends from First Alert along with Chief Roccosalva
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sparkles Shows Local School Children How To Get Low and Go
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 10:00 a.m.
WHO: Sparkles, a fire safety savvy Dalmatian resplendent in her red service vest along with her two-legged friend and volunteer firefighter Dayna Hilton.
Chief Joseph Roccasalva, Chicago Fire Deparmtent Chief of Public Ed.
Dayna Hilton, firefighter and author
Debbie Hanson, Director of External Affairs, First Alert
Second Graders from Catherine Cook School
WHAT: Chicago is one of the kick-off cities for Sparkles and Dayna’s national book tour introducing Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. They will sign books, pose for photos and teach children about fire safety. To help Dayna and Sparkles, First Alert, based in Aurora, IL, is donating 1,000 books to the Chicago Fire Department for distribution to area schools.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2008
WHERE: Chicago Fire Department Survive Alive House, 1010 S. Clinton, Chicago
In studio or desk-side interviews available per booking.
WHY: As children follow the adventures of Sparkles, they learn valuable fire safety tips enabling them and their families to keep safe. These tips include recognizing the firefighter as a helper and friend, knowing the sound and purpose of a smoke alarm, learning how to crawl low under smoke, and understanding the importance of practicing a home fire drill using an escape map.
VISUALS: Sparkles and Dayna will show:
· How Sparkles teaches children to get low and go in case of a fire
· How to crawl out and meet at a pre-determined area (in this case, a mailbox prop they will bring in) outside the home.
· The importance of smoke alarms, fresh batteries, etc.
· Their new book “Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog.”
OTHER: Sparkles and another Dalmatian associate, Spanner, are both rescued dogs who travel with Dayna to fire service conferences and other appearances around the country. They live in Arkansas with Dayna and her husband, visiting primary schools to help teach children fire safety. The dogs love children, love helping their fire department and love going to work.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Kari, Margie, Mitch and Chrissy helped man the booth all day. Thanks so much!It's the paparazzi!
Spanner made friends with a firefighter from Japan.
To view more pictures, click HERE.
We signed books all day for many new friends!
To see more photos, click HERE.
We then went over to the NBC studios for their noon show.
Thanks to First Alert for helping with the promotion of this leg of the book tour! We greatly appreciate you helping promote Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and fire safety!