Monday, December 28, 2009

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Fire Safety Give-away Coming Soon


Coming Soon! Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog will be having a drawing for her Facebook Fans for some really exciting fire safety items from First Alert and Firehouse Dog Publishing! Be sure to join Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Facebook Fan page before February 1st for your chance to win!

Updated Bio! Woof!


Wanted to share my new bio! Click on the picture of me below to see all of the wonderful things that I have done since I was adopted!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Word Search Puzzle!

Woof! Hi boys and girls! Here's a new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog fire safety word search puzzle for you! Click on the image of the puzzle to print. Enjoy!


Attention kids, parents, teachers and fire departments. Have you checked out Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' fun fire safety activity and coloring pages? Check them out! We're adding new ones all of the time! Just click on the picture of Sparkles to see more!

Please feel free to add this button to help spread the fire safety message. Together, we can help keep children and their caregivers fire safe!
Wow! Firefighter Dayna and I have been really busy working on our fire safety pages today! If you would like to hear how I got started as a fire safety dog or how Firefighter Dayna came up with the idea for writing her children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, click HERE and listen to the interview!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Firefighter Dayna on the Children Authors Show


Wow! Firefighter Dayna was recently on the Children's Author Show, talking about our children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Hidden Picture Puzzle!

Hi boys and girls!

Do you like hidden picture puzzle pages? If so, this one is just for you! Click on the picture below to go to the page!



Send us a picture of you with your page, and we will post your picture on my blog! Have fun and stay safe!
Love,




Attention kids, parents, teachers and fire departments. Have you checked out Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' fun fire safety activity and coloring pages? Check them out! We're adding new ones all of the time! Just click on the picture of Sparkles to see more!

Please feel free to add this button to help spread the fire safety message. Together, we can help keep children and their caregivers fire safe!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Exciting news!



Whenever Firefighter Dayna and I began work on our children's fire safety book and audio book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, we wanted to make sure that the book would help boys and girls, just like you, stay fire safe!

We decided that we wanted to help the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation and we are going to donate the profits from the sale of these items to the foundation. Isn't that cool? Stay safe!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Celia Clinton Fire Safety Presentation!

Tango, Firefighter Dayna and myself, along with the assistance from firefighters from the Tulsa Fire Department, made a fire safety program at Celia Clinton Elementary. This program was sponsored by our good friends from the Rotary Club of Tulsa. We had so much fun!

We enjoyed our visit back to the school and had the best time! To learn more about this incredible day, click on the picture of the Tulsa World newspaper below.


To view more pictures, click HERE.

More information on how I have helped save the lives of children and their families may be found HERE.

Stay safe!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sparkles and Firefighter Dayna mentioned on Sprout Fire Safety Videos


Today has been a really "pawsome" day! I am super excited that many of the fire safety videos from Sprout's Fire Safety Week (aired on the Sunny Side Up Show with Kevin and Chica in October of this year) are up on the Sprout website. Check them out and share with everyone you know! There are a few more and I am hoping that the good folks at Sprout will add them as well. Thanks Sprout! If you like these fire safety tips, please let Sprout know at info@sproutonline.com.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Check out this copy of Tulsa Pets Magazine!


You can tell when I am having a really exciting day when my tail is wagging so fast! Today is one of those days! There is an article about me in the Fall 2009 issue of Tulsa Pets Magazine. Click on the link below to read the great article! High paw to all of my good friends at Tulsa Pets Magazine for helping spread the fire safety message!

Click on the picture of the magazine cover to read the article!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Visiting the Roosevelt Thompson Library!

Today Tango, Firefighter Dayna and I visited the Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock. Firefighter Dayna read from the book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, sang fire safety songs, handed out trading cards and stickers and even let the children pet me. So much fun!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Firefighter Dayna's Fun Day!


Firefighter Dayna was invited by President H.W. Bush (the 41st) to attend the Points of Light Presidential Forum on Service with him and President Barack Obama at Texas A&M University and today was the big day! This celebration celebrated the 20th anniversary of the prestigious Points of Light Award.

Johnson County RFD #1’s Fire Safety Team was awarded the Points of Light Award by President George H.W. Bush on June 8, 2006. Each year, Johnson County RFD #1 firefighters and Fire Corps donate over 6,000 hours to the department's fire safety program.

Before the event started, I had the honor of sharing with everyone in attendance the story of Johnson County RFD #1's Fire Safety Team (comprised of firefighters and Fire Corps members) and the efforts to keep everyone fire safe.

I was grateful to have the opportunity to share our experience with everyone present so that they would know what a tangible difference that not only firefighters, but also Fire Corps volunteers, can make in a community.

Kari Wood, a former director of RFD #1 Fire Corps and now program coordinator for the national Fire Corps office, attended the ceremony on behalf of the RFD #1’s Fire Corps. We were indeed honored to be recognized by not only President George H.W. and Mrs. Barbara Bush again but this time by President Obama. Not only were the Bush's there with the President, but past A&M President Secretary of Defense Gates and Senator Sam Dunn - among many other dignitaries. We were honored when we were asked to stand and be recognized with the other Points of Light Award winners. Here is some great info on the event: http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/64655067.html






High Paw to Firehouse.com

High paw to Susie Nicol from Firehouse.com for writing this really nice article about me and my fire safety efforts. Thanks for helping us spread the fire safety message!

To read the article, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

High paw to Michael, Age 4

This video was sent to me by Greg, father of 4 year old Michael.




Way to go Michael! I am really proud of you and your family for making an escape plan!
Thanks, Greg, for sharing this wonderful video!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Note from Mrs. Futia


Firefighter Dayna received this very nice note from Mrs. Futia, a first grade teacher who attended one of her presentations at the New York State Public Educator's Conference, "Hi Dayna, I attended your presentations at the NYS Public Educators' Conference in the spring. Just wanted you to know how much we are all enjoying your videos! I shared your website & Sprout links with the other kindergarten & grade one teachers. My students are Sparkles fans! Our best to you and the dogs. Keep up the good work!"

Elisa Futia, Edward J Arthur Elementary - Athens NY, Elsmere Fire Aux & Selkirk Fire Aux - Bethlehem, NY.

If you get a chance, check out Ms. Futia's really nice website for her students and their families HERE.

Thank you for your nice note Ms. Futia! You and your class at Edward J. Arthur Elementary are our newest Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champions!

My friend, Tango, helps share the fire safety message

Last week Tango went with me to help share the fire safety message. It was the first time that he went with me to help. Enjoy the video!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog ranked #3 on Amazon.com for Children's Firefighting Books!

Wow, my tail is wagging so fast! My book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, is now ranked #3 on Amazon.com for Children's Firefighting Books at the moment and #59,007 on Amazon.com's Best Book sales rank! Helping keep children and their caregivers fire safe, that's what it's all about!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New coloring pages received!

One of my favorite, most exciting things, is when I receive pictures! Today I received these coloring pages that Seth, Hayden and Tommy did of my good friend, Firefighter Kenny. You guys did a great job! High paw and thanks for the awesome pictures!

"Firefighter Kenny"
Colored by Seth, 8

"Firefighter Kenny"

Colored by Hayden, 8

"Firefighter Kenny"
Colored by Tommy, 7

If you would like to send me a picture of your coloring page, send them to me at sparkles@sparklesthefiresafetydog.com. Coloring pages can be found on my website at http://www.sparklesthefiresafetydog.com/.

Stay safe!







A Big High Paw to Dawn Meehan!

One of Firefighter Dayna's and my absolutely FAVORITE bloggers on the whole face of the planet is Dawn Meehan ("Because I Said So Blog"). Yesterday Dawn shared the "Change Your Batteries" Sprout fire safety tip. Thank you Dawn for helping spread the fire saf...ety message! Sparkles has made you the newest Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Fire Safety Champion!

Hi Paw to Dragonflies 'n Daydreams Blog!


High paw to Dragonflies 'n Daydreams for helping spread the fire safety message! You are our Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Fire Safety Champions of the day!

Have Fun Chica and Kevin!


Good luck to our good friends, Kevin and Chica from the Sunny Side Up Show on Sprout! Firefighter Dayna and I hope you have fun this week sharing the fire safety message. Learning about fire safety is so much fun!

To learn more about this exciting project, click HERE!

Firefighter Dayna Scheduled to be on the Children Authors Show


On October 14th and 15th, Children's Author Show Radio will broadcast an interview about Firefighter Dayna's fire safety children's book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. Click on the link, then find the Children's Author Show link. Hear all my story and how the book came to be!

Thanks to the FireFamily at Stop, Drop and Blog!

High paw to the FireFamily at the Stop, Drop and Blog for sharing our fire safety efforts! We love this blog and Firefighter Dayna and I have have been following it for sometime. We appreciate Firemom, Firedad, BigBrother and LittleBrother for all that you do to help promote fire safety! Stop, Drop and Blog are now Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Fire Safety Champions!

High Paw to the Together Time 4 Familes Blog

A big high paw to Susan at Together Time 4 Families blog for helping Firefighter Dayna and me spread the fire safety message! On the Together Time 4 Families blog, you will find parenting tips and activities to do with your young child that promote literacy and foster a love for books! Congratulations to Together Time 4 Families on being our new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champion! If you would like to be a Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champion, all that you have to do is help us spread the fire safety message by adding my fire safety webpage and/or blogs to your site!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tango in the Fire Safety Awareness Parade

Yesterday Tango walked with Firefighter Dayna during the Seventh Annual Fire Safety Awareness Parade in Clarksville. He really passed his fire dog test! What was amazing, is that it didn't even phase him that sirens were blaring from 39 fire trucks and emergency vehicles! Gotta love that great training (thanks Kari, Jerry and Elaine!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sprout Fire Prevention Week Fire Safety Promos

Below you will find three promos that Sprout has been running in anticipation for Fire Prevention Week next week. Sprout has some pretty exciting things planned!








To learn more about this exciting week, visit
HERE!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Good Friend Tango Returns from Texas!

I was really excited when my good friend Tango returned from Texas! Firefighter Dayna says that Tango went away a dog and returned a Fire Safety Dog! My tail wagged so fast when I saw him. Welcome back Tango!

Pay Tribute to a Firefighter in Your Life!

Wow! Firefighter Dayna and I are so excited! One of our favorite things to do is to partner with organizations to work together to help spread the fire safety message.

Thanks to the good folks at The Old Schoolhouse, they helped spread the fire safety message to all of their readers! And, the best part is that they having a super cool contest! What is really nice, is that you can pay tribute to that special firefighter in your life.

Check back soon to find free resources for Fire Prevention Week on the Old Schoolhouse website!

High Paw to kidsfirefighter.com!

High paw to kidsfirefighter.com for sharing information on the Sprout® fire safety tip project next week! My good friends, Dave and Mathew are always very helpful and Firefighter Dayna and I have made them the latest Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champions! Thanks for helping us keep children fire safe guys!

If you would like to help us spread the fire safety message by adding our fire safety sites to your webpage and /or blogs, please let us know! Maybe you can be the next Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champion!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Fire Safety Champion's


High paw to the latest Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs' Fire Safety Champions: Southborough Fire Department, Linda Hubley, Southborough News, Evonne Carawan, Kiyoko Czech, Susan Eicher Mamber, Wendy Nan Rees, Cappy, Mayra Calvani and Amigo! If you help spread the word about Sparkles and her fire safety efforts, you can become a Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Champion too! Just let us know what you have done to help spread the fire safety message!


To see the list of Sparkles the Fire Safey Dog Champion's, click on the picture of Sparkles.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Fire Safety Tips on Sprout® with Firefighter Dayna and me!


Yesterday Sprout released this press release! My tail is wagging so fast, I am so excited!

SPROUT® CELEBRATES NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WITH AWARD-WINNING FIREFIGHTER DAYNA HILTON AND SPARKLES THE FIRE SAFETY DOG

Week-Long Event on Sprout's Sunny Side Up Show Sponsored by State Farm® to Feature Exclusive, New CG-Animated Episodes of Fireman Sam™, Fire Safety Tips and More

Philadelphia, PA – September 22, 2009 – /PRNewswire/ — Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, will celebrate National Fire Prevention Week on The Sunny Side Up Show with games, activities, crafts and preschool-friendly fire safety tips from award-winning firefighter Dayna Hilton and her trained Dalmatian, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. Sponsored by State Farm, this special themed week on the live Sunny Side Up Show begins on Monday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. E.T. and will also feature exclusive, new CG-animated episodes of Fireman Sam™. Dayna and Sparkles will share fire safety tips such as:

· Get Low and Go – If you see or smell smoke, drop on all fours…the air is cleaner and cooler down by the floors…get low and go!

· Change Your Batteries – Time for change! The reason is safety. The fall season is when families change batteries in their smoke alarms again.

· Be Smart Before Fires Start – To stay safe, here's something you can do… stay away from hot things that can hurt you. Be smart before fires start!


"Illustrating simple, informative and life-saving messages in a fun and memorable way is what helps saves lives," said Dayna Hilton, firefighter, author and recipient of the 2009 National Fire Protection Association Educator of the Year Award. "Children under the age of five are more vulnerable to injury or death in a fire emergency than any other age group, so it's never too soon to start teaching your kids about fire safety."

"We're excited to be joining forces with Firefighter Dayna and our sponsor State Farm to share these important fire safety messages on Sprout," said Andrew Beecham, senior vice president of programming at Sprout. "Sprout is all about creating a fun, interactive experience for parents and kids to share together, so it's great when we have an opportunity to produce a noteworthy themed week like this on our live Sunny Side Up Show."

National Fire Prevention Week on Sprout wouldn't be complete without Fireman Sam, the Ultimate Hero Next Door. Fireman Sam has recently undergone a significant program refresh with the launch of this all new CG animated television series that features new characters, new seaside destinations and daring new rescue missions. Based in the picturesque town of Pontypandy, where they never seem to have a quiet day, Fireman Sam is often called to the rescue. Each episode communicates a valuable lesson for children regarding fire safety and social responsibility for the community. The new CG-animated episodes of Fireman Sam debuted exclusively in the US on Sprout this September.

For additional information on Sprout programs or schedules, or to play games, download free coloring pages or find great activities for kids, visit SproutOnline.com. To find out where Sprout is available in your area, call 1.8.SPROUT.411 or go to SproutPlease.com.

For more information on Firefighter Dayna, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog or the award-winning children's book, Sparkles The Fire Safety Dog, go to http://www.firehousedogpublishing.com/ or http://www.sparklesthefiresafetydog.com/.

About Sprout®PBS KIDS Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, was created as a partnership among Comcast Corporation, HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Since debuting its video on demand (VOD) service in April 2005, Sprout has become the #1 On Demand service for younger children, generating over half a billion views. The 24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along with the website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that follows the day of child from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive programming. Currently, Sprout is available in 47 million unique households.

The network's program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based children's shows includes: Sesame Street®, Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, The Wiggles®, Thomas & Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™, Caillou®, The Berenstain Bears™, Dragon Tales™, Make Way For Noddy™, Fireman Sam™, Fifi and the Flowertots™ and more.About State Farm®
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and 68,600 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 78.7 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sparkles and Firefighter Dayna on Authors Read October 26th

Wow, I am so excited! On October 26th, Firefighter Dayna will be reading our children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, on Authors Read on Blog Talk Radio! Helping keep children and their caregivers safe, that's what it's all about!

Click HERE to learn more!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thanks FIDO Friendly Magazine!


Thanks to everyone at FIDO Friendly Magazine for sharing the file to an article that appeared about me in the March/April issue. Everyone at FIDO Friendly Magazine has really helped Firefighter Dayna and I spread the fire safety message, and I'd like to give you a big "High Paw!"

Click on the magazine cover to the right or click HERE to read the article.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sparkles Helps Spread the Fire Safety Message on the New Teacher Resource Center Blog


High paw to the New Teacher Resource Center, for helping Firefighter Dayna and I spread the fire safety message! We had a great time working on this article for my friend Dorit's site, in which we share fire safety education tips for teachers.


Check out the article on the New Teacher Resource Center Blog HERE.

Thank you Dorit for helping keep children and their caregivers fire safe! You rock!


Sparkles

Way to go Tango!


My friend Tango is in Texas in training. Here's my good friend Kari helping him learn how to be a fire safety dog. I can't wait until he can help me teach fire safety! We are going to have so much fun!

















Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Visit with Congressman Boozman

I was so excited to see Congressman John Boozman at National Night Out last night at the Marvin Vinson Center!

Firefighter Dayna and I were glad to see our good friend, Congressman John Boozman. Congressman Boozman is one of our biggest fire safety supporters, and it was nice to say hello and catch him up on a few of the exciting fire safety projects that Firefighter Dayna and I are involved in!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog "Save" Page

Hi Boys and Girls! This is Sparkles!

Wanted to let you know that I have a brand new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog "Save" page on my website! This page is now complete with newcast videos, testimonials, links to articles and more!

Visit this page to see how I have helped save lives!

To visit the page, click HERE.

If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you! Have a grownup help you send me an email to sparkles@sparklesthefiresafetydog.com

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Video of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and Her Two "Saves"

In January 2009, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and her book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, were credited with helping save the lives of two children and their two families.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Tulsa for the use of this video which documented the experience.



To learn more about this story, click HERE.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog featured in NFPA® Sparky® Activity Book


Wow! I am so excited to be in Sparky's Activity Book for the National Fire Protection Association®! I am a big fan of Sparky® and want to thank everyone at NFPA® for including me!

I am so excited to be included in their "About Dalmatians" section in which they featured a real fire dog.

To learn order the activity book or to learn more, visit the NFPA® website HERE.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fire Safety Videos, Games and Activity Sheets


Hi boys and girls!

Be sure to visit the Sprout webpage to find fire safety games, coloring sheets and videos!


Click HERE to go to the Sprout webpage!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thank you to the Kids Firefighter Blog

High paw to the Kids Firefighter Blog for including information about Firefighter Dayna's fire safety site! The kids Firefighter Blog is a great source to find Kids Firefighter activities, gear, toys, videos, games and events on the Internet.

To visit the blog, click HERE.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Giving is so much fun!


Giving is so much fun! Recently Firefighter Dayna and I donated 25 copies of our children's fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, to The Great Sprout Tuck-in. The copies were signed by Firefighter Dayna and "pawed" by me.
There are alot of children out there without books, and we wanted to help my good friends at Sprout with this very important cause!
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For those of you that may not be familiar with Sprout, they are the first 24-hour preschool network created for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. Sprout is available on TV, on demand and online. Firefighter Dayna, Spanner and I love Sprout and helping share fire safety messages after Fireman Sam on Sprout on Demand and online.
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Sprout is also collecting new pajamas along with new books for the Pajama Project . Pajamas and books will go directly to children in need all over the country, including those in foster care who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Isn't that so awesome?
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To learn how you can help make a difference or for more information on The Great Sprout Tuck-In, visit their website HERE. To learn more about my book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, visit HERE.
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Giving is so much fun!