NFPA names firefighter Barry Brickey winner of “Voice of Sparky” contest

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 2, 2011

Today, there is a new voice heard throughout the firefighting community – and it begins with a WOOF! In honor of Sparky the Fire Dog’s® 60th birthday, Barry Brickey, the public education officer for Kingsport Fire Department in Kingsport, Tenn., has been selected to be the next “Voice of Sparky,” the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Barry, who submitted a video to the NFPA in a nationwide competition among the firefighting community, was chosen as one of three finalists out of 25 entries by a panel of NFPA judges. The public cast their votes once a day between February 21 and 28, and Brickey’s supporters came out in full force.

Watch Barry's winning entry:

For additional information on the “Voice of Sparky” contest and other Sparky birthday celebrations throughout the year, visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org/SparkysBirthday.