April 3, 2012The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) most popular section on the Sparky the Fire Dog® website just got better! The fire truck section is now home to the new “Put Out the Fire” game. "Put Out the Fire" is a game of skill in which critical thinking is a must.

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The new “All about fire trucks” section lets users get an inside look at different kinds of fire trucks and also explore parts of a quint truck with sound and animation.

The Fire Truck Arcade provides games for children of all ages. “Follow the Sounds,” a sound pattern game for preschoolers and school-aged children, reinforces listening and sequencing skills.

Crayons are optional for the “Color a Truck” section. Kids can use their imaginations and color scenes online with Sparky, firefighters and of course, fire trucks. Their finished works of art can even be printed. For those who prefer crayons, coloring sheets can also be found here.

“The Sparky the Fire Dog website allows kids to explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment,” said Amy LeBeau, NFPA’s communications manager for public education. “The popular site already features sections for children of all ages, even providing voice-overs for younger children who cannot read yet. The diverse activities range from a cartoon section, family activities, seasonal Sparky e-cards for kids to send to friends and family, and parent and educator information.”

Visit the official website for Sparky the Fire Dog® for a safe learning environment for children and enormous family fun. The new fire truck section provides important information on fire trucks and fun activities for kids of all ages.

About Sparky the Fire Dog®
Sparky the Fire Dog was created for the National Fire Protection Association in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. He is a widely recognized fire safety icon that is beloved by children and adults alike. Millions have learned about fire safety through educational lessons and materials featuring his image and he is more active than ever today. Sparky frequently visits schools and participates in community events to spread fire safety messages, often accompanied by his firefighter friends. In addition to connecting with the public through public service announcements and his featured role in Fire Prevention Week campaigns each October, he has a very active website, and a Facebook page that was launched in 2011 as part of his 60th anniversary celebration. Sparky the Fire Dog® is a registered trademark of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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