NFPA recently teamed up with Emmy-award winning and best-selling author Don Hoffman and illustrator Todd Dakins to create Sparky the Fire Dog®, a picture book to be released on October 1, 2011, in celebration of the NFPA mascot’s 60th birthday.
The story, based on the life of Sparky, offers an entertaining and educational adventure filled with lessons and fire safety messages for youngsters. This adorable Dalmatian puppy is an important member of the fire station team. He’s rescued a little girl and her family, and now he’s helping kids become junior fire inspectors right in their own homes. In colorful, appealing illustrations, Sparky takes a group of young animals through the neighborhood, pointing out hazards, giving basic fire prevention and safety tips, and showing them how to be prepared in case of an emergency. From having a working smoke alarm to being careful with candles and knowing where your exits are, Sparky’s advice may be the most important thing children—and their parents—ever learn.
Fore more information on the book, including how you can now pre-order, visit Sparky's Birthday web page.