Monday, March 30, 2009
Click on the picture of the newsletter cover to read the article.
Arkansas Literary Festival
Historic Arkansas Museum
Little Rock, Arkansas
National Volunteer Fire Council Booth
Fire Department Instructor's Conference
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Fire Department Instructor's Conference
Fire Rescue International
September or October
Showcase on the Mall
Friday, March 27, 2009
Jake is a "Sproutlet" and we just love to hear from Sproutlets who watch Sparkles and Spanner's fire safety tips on PBS KIDS Sprout on Demand.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Now why would we need a whole box of smoke alarms and Tundras? I'm glad you asked! Sparkles and I have made it our mission to keep everyone fire safe and to do this, we are trying to reach the masses. Since 2006, First Alert has been helping us reach as many people as possible with our fire safety efforts, so.... this was the perfect project! SO, if you are a blogger(mommy blogger, dog blogger, author blogger or another type of blogger!) and have a large audience, we want to hear from you! Let's put together some fun contests to promote fire safety (for an example of a contest, visit my friend Michelle's My Semblance of Sanity blog)!
xxxxxxxxxxxSparkles checking out the box from First Alert
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxNext it's Chief's turn to see what's inside
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThanks First Alert!
Thank you to everyone at First Alert for helping keep children and their caregivers fire safe! You are our Sparkles Fire Safety Champions of the Day!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
If you would like to send us your drawing of Sparkles, we will feature here on our blog!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
xxxxxxxxxxSparkles had a great time! The weather was perfect!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My six year-old son loved Sparkles so much that we had to read it to his kindergarten class. His classmates were captivated by Sparkles. They wanted me to read about Sparkles again and again. We even went back and discussed every picture. Their favorite picture was Sparkles in his own bed! The fun pictures kept all eyes and attention on the book. The kindergarteners wanted to know if Sparkles was a real dog and if he could come visit them.
Thanks Firefighter Dayna for sharing your special dog with children all over the world. Fire safety has never been so fun!"
Pam, thanks for the great review! Firefighter Dayna and Sparkles
Monday, March 16, 2009
Michelle is helping us reach thousands of moms and their families across the country with the fire safety message. Thanks, Michelle!
Be sure to check out Michelle's blog and you can have a chance to win a "Limited Edition" of the book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. This book is a very special "Limited Edition" and is signed by Firefighter Dayna, Firefighter Michael, and "pawed" by Sparkles! You will also receive a First Alert Smoke Alarm, an audio book (made by three generations of firefighters and Sparkles) and a Rush and Rescue Firetruck.
*Congratulations to Adam and Brennan for winning this very special contest!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
We can't wait until this issue hits the stands in Arkansas!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thank you to the Greenwood Rotary Club for sponsoring this event!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxPhotos courtesy of Theresa Burtchett
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We appreciated the opportunity to personally thank the Rotarians for purchasing 450 copies of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog for each child at Celia Clinton Elementary. Because of this gesture, two children and their two families knew what to do in an actual fire related situation (to learn more, click HERE).
Below is a portion of the video from the event.
View pictures from the event HERE.
Sparkles spent some time at the shelter after being rescued from a house with 62 other dogs in 2002. Sparkles' "Angels", Lawanna Smith and Nancy Werhene from the Dalmatian Assistance League, took Sparkles into their care. My husband and I adopted Sparkles in May.
Tulsa Pet Magazine Online
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Kathryn L. Taylor
175 E. 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
918 · 596 · 7411
Date: March 2, 2009 #09-82
Contacts: Millicent Adu-H’Torah, (918) 669-6289
Mary Coley, Communications Dept., (918) 596-7270
Sparkles Returns to Tulsa
Tulsa area media are advised that Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and pet guardian Dayna Hilton will return to Tulsa on Wednesday, March 4 and will be available for interviews at the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter, 3031 N. Erie Ave., Tulsa, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. During their visit to Tulsa Animal Welfare on Wednesday, Dayna and Sparkles will demonstrate how they educate children about fire safety.
Sparkles was originally rescued in Tulsa in May of 2003 from a home where 62 other dogs were living. Lawanna Smith and Nancy Werhane of the Dalmation Assistance League of Tulsa (DAL) were responsible for matching Sparkles with Hilton, of Clarksville, Arkansas.
Since her rescue, Sparkles and Firefighter Dayna have made it their mission to educate children and their families about fire safety.
Hilton has written a fire safety book and audio book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, and has made numerous television appearances and media interviews throughout the country.
Recently Sparkles has also been credited with helping save the lives of two Tulsa Celia Clinton Elementary students and their families.
For more information or to schedule an interview on March 4, contact Millicent Adu-H’Torah, 918.669.6289 or call the Shelter at 918.669.6299.
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Information may also be found on the Tulsa Pet Magazine website.