Thursday, January 29, 2009

Great News!

* This blog post was originally posted on January 29th, 2009. To learn the latest about this incredible story, please visit Sparkles' Save Page.

Yesterday I received a note from Principal Tanya Davis, on the heroic behavior of two Celia Clinton Elementary students.

Recently, the Rotary Club of Tulsa purchased Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, a children’s fire safety book, for each of Davis’ students. Sparkles, being the ever faithful fire safety educator that she is, made the trip with me to share her book and fire safety messages at the school.

Below is Principal Davis’ note:

“The other day one of our Kindergarten student’s house caught fire in the middle of the night. She and her father both escaped. The father spent a few days in ICU for smoke inhalation on a ventilator. After a few days out, she came back to school and I had the chance to talk with her. I asked her how she got out of the house. She said, "I crawled on the floor just like Sparkles taught me to." She got down on the floor and demonstrated it to me right in the office floor. She said "smoke was everywhere and I stayed low to get away from it." I knew you would want to hear that!

Then, I was walking down the hallway on Monday and one of my third graders came running up to me and said, "Mrs. Davis, my microwave caught on fire and I grabbed my brothers and sisters and we got out of the house because we saw smoke." She took a quick breath and then said, "Sparkles taught us to get out quick, so we ran outside. My mom couldn't find us because we were all outside." She said "Firefighter Dayna and Sparkles would be very proud of us." I told her I would email you and let you know about this.”

Sparkles and I are thankful that the children and their families are safe. We appreciate Principal Davis for sharing this fire safety story!

Here are three news stories from Tulsa stations:

Video #1
Video #2
Video #3

An article in the Tulsa World appeared on November 25th. It may be read HERE or by clicking on the photo below.

A few pictures from the event on November 24 may be seen HERE. Notes from students at Celia Clinton may be found throughout the blog.

Blogs have been posting stories as well and some may be found at the following locations:

Author Cheryl Rainfield's Blog

The Dalmatian Location

Kid Tested, Librarian Approved Blog

For more information on Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and her work in helping keep children and their caregivers fire safe, please visit her website Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog's Website. More information may also received by contacting Dayna Hilton at

The children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, may be purchased from

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DogSport Magazine

Today has been the most EXCITING day ever! We just received a note from DogSport Magazine. The magazine wants to write a book review for our children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and an article about Sparkles' efforts in teaching fire safety.

DogSport Magazine reaches over 6,550 committed dog sport competitors across North America.

Thank you DogSport Magazine for helping spread the fire safety message and for recognizing Sparkles and her love for helping teach fire safety!

Firehouse Dog Publishing, LLC and Firefighter Dayna Now Registered Trademarks!

We received notice that after waiting patiently for a year, that Firehouse Dog Publishing, LLC and Firefighter Dayna are now registered trademarks!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Firefighter Dayna and Sparkles Now "Tweeting" on Twitter

Firefighter Dayna and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog are now on Twitter. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Twitter is really fun and you have 140 characters to share what you are doing.

We were especially excited today when the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, signed up as a follower on Sparkles' Twitter page. We have made many new friends and we are spending a bit more time on the computer now than we used to. It's so much fun!

For those of you on Twitter, you may follow Sparkles at and Firefighter Dayna at

Sparkles featured on Blog

A huge thank you to Beth the Doglady and everyone at for sharing Sparkles' story on the blog! You may read the story HERE.