Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Featured in NFPA® Sparky® Activity Book.

Thank you to the good folks at the National Fire Protection Association for including Sparkles in their new Sparky's Activity Book.

Sparkles was really excited to be included in their "About Dalmatians" section in which they featured a real fire dog.

To learn order the activity book or to learn more, visit the NFPA® website HERE.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fire Safety Videos, Games, Activity Sheets and More!

Hi boys and girls!

Be sure to visit the Sprout webpage to find fire safety games, coloring sheets and videos!

Click HERE to go to the Sprout webpage!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thank you to the Kids Firefighter Blog

Thank you to the Kids Firefighter Blog for including information about our Firefighter Dayna fire safety site! The kids Firefighter Blog is a great source to find Kids Firefighter activities, gear, toys, videos, games and events on the Internet.

To visit the blog, click HERE.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog in Courier Democrat

Thanks to Courier Democrat reporter Justin Hook for the amazing story that he wrote about Sparkles and her quest for helping teach fire safety.

Since May 2003, Sparkles has reached millions of children and their caregivers with the fire safety message on Sprout, Sprout on Demand after Fireman Sam and the Sprout website. Rescued from a home with 62 other dogs, Sparkles had an unfortunate life. Now, Sparkles is a very happy dog, helping Firefighter Dayna teach fire safety all across the United States.

The article appeared in the July 5th, 2009 issue. Please check back soon for a link to the article.

Firefighter Dayna and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Donate Books to the Great Sprout Tuck-In

Publisher and Author Dayna Hilton and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog recently donated 25 copies of the children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, to The Great Sprout Tuck-in. The copies were signed by Firefighter Dayna and "pawed" by Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog.

The Great Sprout Tuck-In is a prosocial initiative that extends Sprout’s “good night” mission and encourages families to share in the spirit of giving.
Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool network created for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers and is available on TV, on demand and online.
In partnership with the Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization, it is their goal to help ensure that every child has a good night by donating new bedtime books and cozy pajamas to the Pajama Program.

Sprout will match donations of new pajamas and new books for up to 100,000 children in need during the first year of The Great Sprout Tuck-In, which will run through September 30 of this year.

The new pajamas and new books collected by the Pajama Program and The Great Sprout Tuck-In will go directly to children in need all over the country, including those in foster care who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.

The Pajama Program is a perfect fit with Sprout’s mission. Since it was launched in 2005, Sprout has been committed to following every step of a preschooler’s day — from early morning until bedtime. Sprout's signature programming block, The Good Night Show, helps children wind down with bedtime stories and other evening routines, providing our viewers with good nights. Now with The Great Sprout Tuck-in, Sprout can provide children in need with good nights, too.
To learn how you can help make a difference or for more information on The Great Sprout Tuck-In, visit their website HERE. To learn more about the children's book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, visit HERE.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thank you to FireRescue1.com

Thanks to FireRescue1.com for adding our fire safety blogs to their blog and for sending out the notice to their over 60,000 members!

Sparkles had the opportunity to meet some of the staff from FireRescue1.com at FDIC in Indianapolis in April.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxSparkles with FireRescue1’s Gina Ciccarelli

xxxxxxxxxxxxxSparkles with FireRescue1’s Jennifer Hickerson

To visit their blog, click HERE. To see the newsletter that went out to their members, click HERE.

Thank you so much for helping us spread the fire safety message!