Sparky the Fire Dog® was right at home at this year’s Delaware State Fair. The annual event–held July 20th-29th–is well known for its exhibits and demonstrations on agriculture, horticulture, rural and domestic economy, and mechanical arts, but also provides plenty of room for fire safety education.
The Delaware State Fire School hosted a booth showcasing this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™. Visitors learned about smoke alarms and home escape planning and were provided with copies of the FPW adult brochure, safety tip sheets, the Fire Prevention Week Kids’ Activity Posters, and other related items. The fire school also made available NFPA’s Barn Fire Safety checklist, fitting for the agricultural event.
Anna and Will Scott (pictured above) filled their FPW goody bags with items they planned to take home to share with their families. The University of Delaware Cheer Squad joined Sparky in one of the nightly parades.