Mascots make fire safety learning fun

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jun 26, 2013

Sparky the Fire Dog® is featured on The Cherokee Ledger-News.Com as a great way to reach out to residents with important fire safety information. Sparky is the newest firefighter joining the Woodstock (GA) Fire Department, although he won’t be fighting fire he will be busy helping the department with their community outreach.

Kids and grown-ups enjoy looking at the "real-life" Sparky and I have seen kids give him lots of hugs, mesmerized by his presence and hold his hand. While he can get the attention of the audience, he also has life saving fire safety information to share with residents. Sparky will make a special appearance during the Woodstock’s Freedom Run on July 4th.

Sparky's official web site, www.sparky.org and Sparky’s Wish List was also featured in the Cherokee Ledger. The Woodstock Fire Department has a page on Sparky’s Wish List.  Residents and business can purchase fire safety education materials to support the fire department.

Hats off to the Woodstock Fire Department for promoting Sparky the Fire Dog and utilizing Sparky’s Wish List to purchase NFPA fire safety materials! What a great article.

- by NFPA's Amy LeBeau