Sparky shares fire safety materials at Pennsylvania farm show

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Jan 17, 2018

Sparky gestures as children and adults walk up to the fire safety exhibit

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an agricultural exposition in which the state showcases its agricultural industry and the people who make it thrive. This year featured livestock demonstrations, competitions, food–and as it has many times in the past–fire safety materials.

“We had our booth there to promote fire safety,” said Public Education Specialist Kraig Herman of the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “I stuffed [goody] bags for children, adults and older adults.”

Herman says farm show attendees received NFPA fire safety tip sheets, the home escape planning grid, fire and fall prevention information for older adults from the Remembering When program and many other items.

Sparky the Fire Dog drew many participants to the exhibit table. Herman says, 1,800 bags were distributed to 700 children, 500 adults, and 600 older adults. “In all, I deem it a success,” he said. “We handed out more material this year than last year.”