|Host of Sparkles' Safety Spot:|
Dayna Hilton and the Fire Safety Dogs
The Sparkles' Safety Spot program helps children learn basic fire safety knowledge and skills with the goals of saving lives, limiting injuries, and reducing fire losses. Firefighter Dayna and her team of Fire Safety Dogs share fun, yet educationally sound, ways to stay safe, live on the web.
Teachers, students and parents tune in to this weekly 15-minute live streaming program where fire safety tips are disseminated in a fun format for children.
The program includes special appearances by safety friends of the two and four-legged type and provides free, downloadable supplementary safety materials for teachers and parents.
The program is streamed live on the web every Friday morning at 9 A.M. CST from Sparkles' Clubhouse as well as on the road when Firefighter Dayna and/or the Fire Safety Dogs travel.
|Live-streaming Sparkles’ Safety Spot|
with Lt. Beverley Walker from Hall
County Fire Services in Gainesville, Georgia.
When the fire safety dogs are traveling across the country, the show is streamed live on location. Former locations include the Memphis Fire Department’s main station, Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora, Illinois (just outside of Chicago), the Unified Fire District Authority in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hall County Fire Services (Gainesville, Georgia) and the Vigilant Hose Company in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Children and adults can chat with them live and ask questions about fire safety and the Fire Safety Dogs. Perfect for the boys and girls in your life! Children and their caregivers can join the chat and have fun learning at the same time.
Sparkles' Safety Spot is the only weekly interactive fire safety program on the web and has ranked as one of the most watched shows on Stickam.com since October 2012.
You can watch Sparkles’ Safety Spot HERE every Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. CST.
Sparkles' Safety Spot Totals and Highlights 2013
· 120 episodes since April 2011 (50 episodes in 2013, 44 in 2012 and 26 in 2011)
· This year the foundation live-streamed from the following states: Arkansas and Nebraska as well as Washington, DC. (Total of 8 states (VA, IL, MD, TN, UT, GA, AR, NE), Washington, DC and 2 countries since April 2011)
· Began live streaming with the Little Rock Fire Department on October 12th
· Two outside location live streams outside Sparkles’ Clubhouse: One with the Sheriff and the other with Chloe Yarborough
· 10 year old Chloe Yarborough was the first guest to do an episode of Sparkles’ Safety Spot
· Sparkles’ Safety Spot began to air on the University of the Ozarks’ Cable Access Channel each week on January 29th
· Celebrated 100th episode of Sparkles’ Safety Spot on August 2nd
With funding provided by:
The Fire Safety Dogs and the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation seek participants for an innovative fire safety series, Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour. This free, interactive Skype activity teaches children important fire safety lessons and is open to schools, organizations and library programs across the country and throughout the world.
The 30-minute program is designed to teach basic fire safety skills and features the Fire Safety Dogs, sing-a-longs, the reading of a fire safety book and the opportunity for children to become Junior Firefighters.
Participating schools and organizations receive a free, downloadable copy of the Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour Coloring e-Book and bonus materials.
Fire Safety Dogs Skype Program Totals and Highlights 2013
adults. Skyped with schools and
children from the following states: Texas, California,Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kansas,
Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Georgia, Missouri, West Virginia, Arizona,
Iowa, Indiana, and the following countries: US, Germany, Spain,Canada, Chile, Japan, and the UK
(2012: 23 Skype visits (17 schools) total reaching 890 children and 75 adults. US and Australia).
· 2013 Skype visits increased in reaching children 56.5% and 189% more adults since 2012.
2013: 1,361 children and 217 adults
(2012: 890 children and 75 adults)
· First time to do “Live Lesson” on October 18. Reached 127 children and their parents to homeschoolers in PA.
· First time to Skype with fire department with children in attendance (Manhattan Fire District on October 11th)
· First time to Skype with students from two countries in one day (Germany and Japan).
Sparkles' Fire Safety Skype Tour funding provided by:
READING WITH MOLLY PROGRAM
Reading with Molly program helps children learn basic fire safety knowledge and skills with the goals of saving lives, limiting injuries, and reducing fire losses. Firefighter Dayna and her team of Fire Safety Dogs share fun, yet educationally sound, ways to stay safe.
The educationally sound 30-minute program includes the reading of Hilton’s national award-winning, children’s fire safety book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. In addition, the program includes singing fire safety songs with the children, Molly demonstrating how to "crawl low under smoke" and administering the Jr. Firefighter Oath by Hilton and Molly the Fire Safety Dog.
The presentation will be adapted to the age of the audience so that the appropriate fire safety educational messages will be shared. If multiple classes are grouped together for a presentation, it is suggested that the students are close in age.
Students will learn four valuable fire safety messages that will help keep them and their family fire safe including:
- Recognizing the firefighter as a helper and a friend
- Knowing the sound & purpose of a smoke alarm
- Understanding the importance of practicing a home fire drill using an escape map
- Knowing when and how to crawl low
- Introduction of Molly the Fire Safety Dog
- Reading of the children's book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog
- Sharing of fire safety tips
- Singing of fire safety song
- Molly demonstrating how to "Crawl low under smoke"
- Jr. Firefighter Oath
- Optional: Children meeting Molly up close and petting her (not included in 30 minute time frame). Up to school's discretion if they would like to have this option.
Needed for presentation:
- Cordless Mic
- Adult Chair
- Children at least 8 feet away from location of reading chair
- It is recommended that this program be done in cooperation with the local fire department.
For more information, please contact Dayna Hilton at the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation: email@example.com.
*To date, this program has helped save the lives of 7 children and 2 adults involved in actual fire-related situations.