Sparky the Fire Dog® was created for the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. He is a widely recognized fire safety icon who is beloved by children and adults alike. In 1951 kids could send in 25¢ to be apart of Sparky’s Fire Department. There is a cute book about him on his website www.sparky.org/about – go check it out!
In the 1960’s Sparky the Fire Dog® had his own song … “Help Spark-y the fire-dog! When you’re care-ful, then you’re real-ly smart; so never give fire a place to start!”
In the 1970’s Sparky the Fire Dog® was larger than life in his pictures!
In 1980’s Sparky the Fire Dog® started a campaign to about reporting fires!
Sparky has come a long way over the years. It is interesting to see where he started to where we ended in the 1980’s. Check back soon for the next installment of Sparky the Fire Dog® through the years of 1990’s to now! This lovable, fluffy dog is an icon in many homes across America.
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