Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fireplace Safety

The fire safety dogs found a really good video about fireplace safety this morning.

In this video, Rob Neale, Deputy Superintendent of the United States Fire Administration, shares techniques on how to build an enjoyable and safe recreational fire in your home.

Looking for more winter fire safety tips? Click HERE to learn more about how to keep you, your pets and your family safe this winter.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Calling all furfriends!

Calling all furfriends!

We will be live streaming our safety show tonight at 7 p.m. CST, where we will be sharing how to keep you and your pet safe this holiday. You and your furfriend can be on Sparkles' Safety Spot!

All you need is a webcam and to join We have room for 5 more furfriends! Hope you can join us! This is our friend, Hydrant.

Hydrant helped us test this out last night. It was fun to see his picture while his mom and I visited. Let the children see your furfriend and join us! Thanks, Hydrant!

Sparkles' Safety Spot sponsored by First Alert.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fire Safety Survey by the Fire Safety Dogs

The fire safety survey by the fire safety dogs is closed. Thank you to those who completed the survey to help
the fire safety dogs and their fire safety program!

We had many answers to the survey from those that wished to remain anonymous.

Here are the winners of the drawings held on

1) Steve Worton~ Grand prize package
2) Donna Di Massa
Holly Hirshberg

The fire safety dogs would like to invite their friends and fans Please take the survey titled "Fire Safety Dogs". Your feedback is important and will help us with our fire safety programming!

When you enter and fill out the survey in its entirety by December 2, 2011, your name will go into a drawing to win some prizes from our friends at First Alert and the Fire Safety Dogs. The drawing will be held by on December 3rd.

Grand prize winner will receive these First Alert products: A two-story escape ladder, Onelink Wireless Talking Battery Operated Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray and from the fire safety dogs, the first edition of the award winning book, "Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog" and a "Pawtographed" picture from Tango the Fire Safety Dog and Siren the Fire Safety Dog.

Four runner-up winners will receive a First Alert Onelink Wireless Talking Battery Operated Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Tundra and a copy of the first edition of "Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog" from the fire safety dogs. We really need your input to help us know if we are making a difference! Thank you!

Please be sure to include your name and email in the survey somewhere to have your name put into the drawing. Click on the button below to begin!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tango Tries Out the "Leash Locket"

Hi everyone! Tango here.

Today Firefighter Dayna asked me to try something new from our friends at "Leash Locket." I love checking out new things to help keep me safe, and this is something that I couldn't wait to try!

I was really excited to try it because I had seen it at BlogPaws and thought it was cool. Carrying around my own leash! How awesome it that?

First, momma attached the little strap my collar and then attached the leash locket (it is held in place by a strong magnet). It was light and held on very well!

After momma popped the leash locket off, she attached the clip onto my collar, like this:

Then we were all ready to go!

The leash on the leash locket was long enough to give me space. See the little black button? That is the "lock" button, so if mom doesn't want to let me get to far, she can make the leash the length that she wants.

Ta do! Nice, sporty and light! Momma really likes the portability of the leash locket and it fits right in your hand. The only thing that momma wishes that it would have had with it was a wrist strap in case I saw any squirrels. I could have pulled it right out of her hand if I had seen one of those old pesky squirrels. Fortunately, you can get an optional wrist attachment for your leash locket.

Here I am showing how far I could go with the leash.

Here I am posing while mom held the leash locket. It comes in different colors and I was so excited to try a red one!

Then, Siren had to get in on the fun. He was trying to take me for a walk. Silly Siren!

We give the Leash Locket a 3 1/2 out of 4 paws. It's light, its durable, and the best part is that when you purchase a Leash Locket, a portion of the proceeds goes to help abused animals. High Paw!

To learn more about the Leash Locket, visit their website at

Until next time, stay safe!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sparkles' TV To Broadcast Live from the 9th Annual Fire Safety Awareness Parade in Johnson County (AR)

Boys and girls! This morning Tango the Fire Safety Dog and Siren the Fire Safety Dog will be live streaming the Johnson County Fire Safety Awareness Parade at
See fire trucks and other emergency vehicles as they parade down Main Street in Clarksville, Arkansas! Live stream starts at 10:00 A.M. CST.
Brought to you by the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation on SparklesTV.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upcoming Appearances by Firefighter Dayna and the Fire Safety Dogs

Upcoming Appearances by Firefighter Dayna and the Fire Safety Dogs

Aurora Regional Fire Museum (IL)


Siren the Fire Safety Dog in the September issue of FIDO Friendly Magazine

September 29th

Leave for Chicago ~ Fire Safety Trip to and from Chicago sponsored by First Alert

September 30th

Arrive in Chicago


October 2nd

WLS (ABC) morning show in Chicago

October 3rd

6:45 A
.M. WCIU morning show in Chicago

7:00 P.M. Sparkles’ Safety Spot broadcast live from the Aurora Fire Museum 7:00 p.m. Presentation by Firefighter Dayna and Tango the Fire Safety Dog. Limited seating available. Free tickets available HERE.

October 4th

11:00 A.M. DuJardin Elementary School (Surprise visit to Ryan’s Class, Sparkles’ #1’s Fan)

October 5th

11 A.M. -1:00 P.M. Event at Sears /Kmart headquarters for headquarter employees (Closed to the public)

October 7th

Arrive in Arkansas

October 8th

10:00 A. M. Fire Safety Awareness Parade, Clarksville
11:00 A. M. Kidsfest S
afety Fair, Clarksville

October 8th and 9th

Fire Safety Dogs’ coloring page available all across the United States at Sears and Kmart stores during National Safety Weekend

October 11th

Skype with school in Oklahoma City

October 12th

10:00 A.M. Mother’s Day Out presentation at Methodist Church in Clarksville

Leave Arkansas for Maryland

October 16th

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Memorial Service (In need of sponsors)

October 17th

Leave for Arkansas

October 18th

Sparkles’ Safety Spot

October 19th

Arrive in Arkansas

October 25th

Clarksville Primary School~ Presentations all day with Johnson County RFD #1

October 31st

Leave for Los Angeles (Tentative)


November 1st

Sparkles’ Safety Spot

November 8th

Leave for Arkansas

November 15th

Sparkles’ Safety Spot
Book release of Linda and Allen Anderson’s book, Animals and the Kids Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion, released. Story about Sparkles’ included in this book.

November 22nd

Presentation at Celia Clinton Elementary all morning

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sparkles' Safety Spot with Sheriff Jimmy Dorney Live on the Web Tonight!

Hi boys and girls! Join Firefighter Dayna, Tango and Siren the Fire Safety Dog's on tonight's live stream of Sparkles' Safety Spot with our very special guest, Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Dorney!

You'll get to learn what it is like being a Sheriff, how you get to become Sheriff, learn some really cool safety tips and even get to see a patrol car up close!

Join us live tonight at 7:00 P.M. CST HERE. We will be streaming live outside Sparkles' Clubhouse!

We'd like to thank our sponsors,
First Alert, Firehouse Dog Publishing and the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation for sponsoring tonight's episode.

Can't watch tonight's episode? No worries! Visit HERE to watch the live recording!

Want to learn more about the Johnson County Sheriff's Office? Click on the picture of the badge below to go to their Facebook page!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Exciting news!

Thanks to our good friends at First Alert, Tango the Fire Safety Dog and I (Firefighter Dayna) will be attending the kick-off event for National Safety Weekend the Sears / Kmart headquarters in Chicago. The event will be attended by Sears / Kmart headquarters's employees October 5th and we couldn't be more excited!

In addition, a special coloring page designed by the fire safety dogs and First Alert will make its debut during National Safety Weekend at all Sears / Kmart stores across the country! Your neighborhood Sears full-line store and Kmart store will be hosting National Safety Weekend events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8th and Sunday, Oct. 9th.

Be sure to visit your local Sears and Kmart stores to get your very own copy of this special coloring page! You won't find it anywhere else!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tango the Fire Safety Dog Attends BlogPaws 2011

Hi everyone! This is Tango the Fire Safety Dog. I had an amazing time at
BlogPaws 2011 in Washington, DC!

Here I am checking in:

I met many of my wonderful Facebook friends, and I made new friends!

Carrie Boyko, All Things Dog Blog

New friends!

Toni Eberhardt, PetSmart

Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly Magazine


One of my favorite things to do was to make a presentation with Toni
Eberhardt from PetSmart and Travelin' Jack and his human, Jill, during our "Leveraging Niche Blogging for Success" panel discussion. It was so much fun!

Me and my friend, Travelin' Jack

Here is a video from Travelin' Jack and my big entrance! You can watch it HERE. To watch my intro video to the presentation, go HERE. I had so much fun making it!

I was also very excited to go the the screening of Disney's "Spooky Buddies." It was a great movie and will be coming out soon! I even got to meet the Director. How pawsome!

If you would like to see a copy of the powerpoint of our presentation, click HERE.

See more pictures and videos on my Facebook page.

Until next time, stay safe!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Be Prepared and Stay Safe!

Morning from the fire safety dogs! We wanted share some resources from one of their favorite sites on the web for preparedness for disasters,'s earthquake site includes what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Visit the page HERE.

Another page that we recommend on the site is their hurricane preparedness webpage. The site has all the information you could possibly need or want. To go to their hurricane page, click HERE.

They even have a kids page! Click HERE!

The fire safety dogs and I are at BlogPaws. We have practiced our earthquake drills and are preparing for the hurricane, should it arrive while we are here. We want to be safe!

The picture below is of our new friend, Ecco. We love your picture, Ecco! You can find Ecco on his Facebook page HERE.

Speaking of the fire safety dogs, here are their Facebook pages:

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

Siren the Fire Safety Dog

Tango the Fire Safety Dog

Stay safe everyone!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tango the Fire Safety Dog makes Fire Safety Presentation and Meets Richard Karn

Tango the Fire Safety Dog and Firefighter Dayna made two fire safety presentations during the North Canton Main Street Festival at the North Canton Fire Department (OH).

After making presentations to two large crowds at the event, the two met Richard Karn ("Al" from Home Improvement).

Thanks to EdenPURE for the opportunity to help share the fire safety message and for sponsoring the event and to Chief John Bacon and the firefighters of the North Canton Fire Department.

To see more pictures from the event, click HERE.

If unable to view the video above, click HERE.