R.O.A.R. Squad: Rescue Owners Are Rockin’
I am very excited to introduce to you the latest R.O.A.R. Squad member: Firefighter Dayna Hilton (deputy fire marshal for the State of Arkansas) and her sidekick, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog from the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation. Is this every kids’ dream OR WHAT?! Sparkles is a rescue dog and GETS TO HANG OUT ON FIRE TRUCKS. Welcome to the R.O.A.R. Squad!
About Firefighter Dayna: Dayna is an award-winning author whose latest title includes Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, which has been credited with saving the lives of two adults and seven children. Dayna has received numerous national awards including the Point of Light Foundations’ Point of Light award as the Nations Volunteer of the Day in March 2010, 2009 National Fire Protection Association’s Educator of the Year Award, and was a 2009 Energizer Keep it Going Semi-Finalist. Check out the Firefighter Dayna site and Dayna’s blog to learn about what Firefighter Dayna is up to!
From Sparkles the Fire Safety Dogs’ blog: Sparkles has assisted firefighters with hundreds of fire safety programs on the local, state, and national level. She has come a long way since her days before adoption. She participated in a Congressional briefing in Washington, DC, appeared in newscasts around the country and on FOX and Friends in New York City and helped deliver fire safety tips on PBS KIDS Sprout and online at www.sproutonline.com/firesafety, reaching millions of children and their caregivers nationwide.
Where: Dayna adopted Sparkles from the Dalmatian Assistance League of Tulsa. She was rescued from a home with 62 other dogs.
Breed: Sparkles is a gorgeous Dalmatian and loves helping teach fire safety.
Dog blogger: Sparkles loves working on her Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog website, her Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog blog, she tweets (follow her on Twitter) and is very busy working on her Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Facebook page.
Cute stuff: Sparkles loves having her toenails painted fire engine red and loves helping teach fire safety. One of her favorite things to do is to ride in fire trucks.
Where: Clarksville, Arkansas
Want to meet a police officer? Check out Amy and her cat, Sebastian
Join the R.O.A.R. Squad
Do you want to be join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!
- Read more on how to become a R.O.A.R. Squad member and check out other R.O.A.R. Squad peeps (R.O.A.R. Squaders? Squadians?)
- Read the blog post that launched the R.O.A.R. Squad
Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!