Monday, March 12, 2012

Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation Announces Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour for Children

Your class or school could win a Skype visit with the Fire Safety Dogs!

The Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation, with funding from State Farm® and First Alert®, is seeking a limited number of schools to participate in the Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour™, an innovative, free fire safety program designed to teach children what to do in case of a fire. The program will be offered for a limited time, March 2012 to March 2013.

Firefighter Dayna Hilton, recognized as one of the leading fire safety educators in the United States, has developed this 30 minute, fun, educationally sound and interactive fire safety program for children. It features meeting a real fire safety dog, reading the Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog children’s fire safety book, learning fire safety messages, singing fire safety songs and becoming a Junior Firefighter. It also includes time for children to ask a few fire safety questions.

Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour™ will be delivered to a limited number of schools via Skype. The goal of the program is to teach basic fire safety knowledge and skills to kindergarteners and first graders. For their participation, children will receive a free, downloadable copy of the Sparkles’ Fire Safety Skype Tour™ coloring e-book and other bonus materials.

Each month, up to 10 schools will be selected to participate. The Skype visits will be held each Friday of the month, beginning March 16th 1:00 CST, with each Skype visit lasting up to 30 minutes.

Applications are currently being taken, but hurry! Participating schools will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Completed applications must be received at the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation as soon as possible. For more information, visit the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation webpage at or by contact Hilton at

Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to teaching fire safety knowledge and skills to children and their caregivers based on fire safety research. Through programs, safety materials, and strategic partnerships, the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation aims to help reduce fire-related deaths, injuries, and property losses.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fire Safety Programming ideas on

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed by where I shared some tips geared toward fire safety educators and fire departments. A few of these tips included conducting a risk assessment, low cost fire safety programming ideas, etc...
Thanks to everyone at for allowing me the opportunity to share with others! To listen to the podcast, please click HERE.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Resource for Fire Safety Educators

After two years, the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation is now a
501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation! For almost a decade, we have concentrating our fire safety efforts on children in pre- and elementary schools along with their caregivers. The Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation is a continuation Sparkles and my efforts of helping save lives, reduce injuries and decrease property loss from fire. Our goal is to develop and distribute educationally sound innovative fire safety related materials through the foundation at little or no cost to children and their caregivers, fire departments, schools and other organizations.

Visit the foundation's webpage to learn more about the wonderful work that it does to help keep children and their caregivers fire safe!

To view the press release, click HERE.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Coloring Page

Brand new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog coloring page from our good friends at the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation. Enjoy!

Click on the picture of the coloring page to download and print your coloring page.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Downloadable Fire Safety Activity Sheet from the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation

Click on the picture below to download a free Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Stick Puppet for your fire safety program, compliments of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scholarship Opportunities for Fire and Life Safety Educators from NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association's Public Education Division recently announced the opening of 2010 WSCE Fire and Life Safety Scholarship and other updates. This is a wonderful opportunity to apply for potential fire safety training for your educator, funding for a fire and life safety program as well as to seek recognition for the hard work of your department's fire safety educator.

Learn more by visiting my Playing it Safe Blog on (just click on the picture above).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NFPA Announces Scholarship and Award Information

The NFPA Public Education Division announced the opening of their scholarships to their annual conference, the Rolf H Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant and Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. You may find more information HERE. Most everything is due early February so you want to act fast on these. This is a wonderful opportunity for firefighters and fire departments to apply for funding and training for their fire safety programming.