Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog 1998-2010

Dear friends~

It is with great sadness to share with you that my best friend, Sparkles, passed away last night.

Even though she is gone, her message of helping keep people safe from fire will live on.

Please pray for her, her family, her fire service family, and for all of the many people, especially children, of whose lives she has touched.

More information will follow. Memorial service arrangements pending.

Memorial contributions to help continue the work of Sparkles may be made to the

Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Sparkles obit on Fire Chief Magazine's website.

Sparkles' Bio.

Sparkles' Video.

Post by Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog.

Post by Kids Firefighter Blog.

Daryn Kagan Video about Sparkles (courtesy of darynkagan.com)

To leave a note on Sparkles' Facebook page, please click HERE. You may also leave your comment below. Your words are very healing.
Thank you so much. Dayna, Tango, and Siren

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sparkles Goes to Boston Northeast Book Tour 2010

October 5 – 18, 2010

October 5
Fire safety dogs head for Southborough, MA
October 6
10:30 A.M. Visit Shawn’s school with Firefighter Jim
October 10
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Visit with fire safety program donor
October 11
10:00 A.M. Heritage Day Parade (Southborough)
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Heritage Day Festivities
October 12
9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Mary Finn School
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Neary School
October 13
9:35 A.M. FOX 25 Boston (streaming live on myfoxboston.com)
1:30 P.M. Visit Steven’s school

October 14
9:00 A.M Skype visit with school in Ohio (Firefighter Jim to participate)
10:30 A.M. Village Preschool
1:30 P.M. Steven’s school
4:00 P.M. Southborough Library
October 15
10:30 A.M. Village Preschool
October 16
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Book release event at the Southborough Fire Department for Sparkles Goes to Boston
3:00 P.M Gathering for Sparkles’ Facebook Dal friends ~ Southborough

October 18
Leave for Arkansas

To read more about the book and event, please visit the Boston Globe website.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Firefighter Jim Peltier and Firefighter Dayna will be live on the FOX 25 Boston Morning Show

On October 13th, Firefighter Jim Peltier, Firefighter Dayna and Tango the Fire Safety Dog, will be live on the FOX 25 Boston Morning Show to promote the new children's book, Sparkles Goes to Boston. The broadcast will be streamed live at myFOXboston.com at 9:35 EST. Join us to learn all about our big adventure to help keep children safe with our latest fire safety book. Sparkles Goes to Boston is based on the Southborough Fire Department and the most up-to-date children's fire safety book on the market.

To learn more about Sparkles Goes to Boston, please visit the Sparkles Goes to Boston website.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Welcome to our family and fire safety team, Siren!

Welcome Siren the Fire Safety Dog!

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, Tango and I are so excited that we will have a new edition to our family and fire safety team!

Siren is currently two months old and came to live with us a week ago. We have had so much fun getting to know each other!

His mother is Whoopie of Dalmino Dals and Jack of NspirD Dalmatians.

Here is Siren's mom:

Here's Siren's dad, Jack:

Jack is one of the top sires of Champions with 82 sons and daughters earning titles. He is the most winning Dalmatian of all time with 427 wins.

The first thing that Siren did when he got to his new home, check his email. Silly dog! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

See more pix of the big day HERE.

Siren also has a new Facebook page. Be sure to check it out! He'll also have fire safety tips on his Facebook page, just like the rest of the fire safety team.

Until next time, stay safe everyone!