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. We recently did a blog post on Sparky the Fire Dog® through the years and started with his image in 1951 – when he was created by the NFPA. He has been instrumental in helping kids (and adults) understand the dangers of fire, what to do in a fire and even help family plan escape routes. He also has a Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest page as well as a YouTube Channel – he really is an icon!
But lets pick up where we left off – 1990’s! In the 90’s Sparky the Fire Dog® teamed up with his pal Smokey the Bear for outdoor fire safety!
By 2000’s Sparky the Fire Dog® looks like he hasn’t aged one bit in 50 years – but he made sure kids still know his name!
By 2011 this was Sparky the Fire Dog®. Still teaching kids and families how to stay safe from fire.
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