Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sparkles Big Trip to Indiana

Sparkles and I traveled to Indiana to attend the Fire Department Instructor's Conference in Indianapolis. We had the most amazing time, seeing old friends and meeting new ones!


xxxxxxxxSparkles poses outside the Indiana Conference Center

On Wednesday, Sparkles finally had the opportunity to meet Jake the Fire Dog. Jake teaches fire safety in Michigan.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSparkles and Jake pose for pictures.

On Thursday, Sparkles and I were at the National Volunteer Fire Council booth.


Saturday we were at the IFSTA booth.


To see more pictures from our big adventure, click HERE.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Newscast Videos Released

We just received these news videos are from Sparkles' visit to Celia Clinton Elementary School on February 24, 2009. To read more about Sparkles' and her help in saving the lives of two children and their families, click HERE.





Sparkles is headed to Indianapolis!


Sparkles is Headed to Indy!

Come visit Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Please see the schedule below. Hope to see you there!






Thursday, April 23rd
National Volunteer Fire Council

2-5 P.M.
Booth 91

Saturday, April 25th
International Fire Services Training Association

9-12 A.M.
Booth 2450

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coloring Page Sent by Justin


Thanks, Justin, for sending Sparkles a picture of you
with your coloring page! We love it! You did a great job!

Would you like to send us your coloring page of Sparkles? You can get your very own coloring page HERE! Send it to sparkles@sparklesthefiresafetydog.com and we'll post it on our blogs!

New "Paw Signing" Poster

Sparkles and I can't wait for the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis! We will be at the IFSTA and NVFC booths.

Once again, IFSTA has come up with an amazing "Paw Signing" poster!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Coloring Page

Get out the crayons! The new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog coloring page is here! Click on the picture below to print off your copy and start coloring away!


Thank you to PBS KIDS Sprout for the use of their drawing!
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!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Coloring Page!

Click on the picture of Firefighter Dayna to get your coloring page!


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!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Having Fun on the K9 Magazine Website

You can create your own cover on the K9 Magazine website with your pet. Here's what our "cover" looks like:

Vote for our cover HERE.

Create your own custom K9 Magazine cover using your photos! click here

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Arkansas Literary Festival Brochure Released!

Sparkles and I can't wait to participate in the 2009 Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock, April 18th.

Click on the picture on the Arkansas Literary Festival poster to learn more! Sparkles and I hope to see you there!

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Book to be Listed as Resource in Upcoming Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families

We are excited that our book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, is going to be listed as a resource in the The Home Safety Council's new program, Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families. The Home Safety Council has numerous partners with this project, including the National Head Start Association, Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection Publications, the Weekly Reader, and Tyco. Funded by a Fire Prevention and Safety grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Office of Grants and Training, the program provides free materials to teach basic fire and burn safety lessons to children ages 4 – 6, along with parenting education on key safety messages. In August 2009, Start Safe packages will be made available to 5,000 members of the HSC Expert Network, including a training DVD for fire departments to learn effective methods for reaching very young children and their families as well as methods to evaluate program effectiveness.

Sparkles in the April Issue of FIDO Friendly Magazine


Sparkles is so excited to be featured in the April issue of FIDO Friendly magazine!

Sparkles in the News

Sparkles was recently in the Greenwood Courier (AR) and the Greater Tulsa Reporter (OK).


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGreenwood Democrat, March 18, 2009

xxxxxxGreater Tulsa Reporter, Mid-March to Mid-April 2009 Issue

Note from Adam

Received these two nice notes from Adam and his mom, Heather. Adam was the winner of Michelle Brownlow's My Semblance of Sanity blog contest a couple of weeks ago and received lots of goodies from Sparkles. Adam is also a Sproutlet and enjoys watching Sparkles and Spanner's fire safety tips on PBS KIDS Sprout.

Dear FireFighter Dayna~

Thank you very much for 'my mail'. As you can see, I got so surprised to see a package for ME from Sparkles. 'Mama, she even signed it for ME & Brother!!!' I love it when dogs 'talk' to me!

Love,
Adam

Dear Dayna~

We listen/read along with Sparkles about every other day. The package was such a fun present for them and we had to put up the fire alarm RIGHT away so that the firemen 'know where to find my boys'. (Because the one we had already, is NOT the same Mama.) I'm enclosing some pics...1) Adam learning the package is from Sparkles, 2) Dad & Adam reading THE MAIL, 3) Working on his 'firemap'the next morning, still in jammies 'cuz it's 'portant'. Dayna, your strategies work. REALLY work. Because they are simplewords the kids already know. Taught by a dog that is 'real' and not pretend. She has a human that loves her and '
she shows me how I'm soso brave.' You are making a difference and it does matter. Because that means that if something ever happens, my boys will know the words/actions they need to use. Even if I have to remind them, I won't have to teach it to them in the moment.

Heather













Thank you Adam and Heather for sending the nice notes and great pictures!

Firefighter Dayna, Sparkles and Spanner