Sparky the Fire Dog website wins Parents’ Choice® Award

Published on September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013 – Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media, has chosen the Sparky the Fire Dog® website as a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner.

Parents' ChoiceParents’ Choice serves as a trusted and independent source for educators and librarians, journalists and families searching for quality children’s media and toys. During the lengthy screening process, sparky.org was evaluated for product design and function, educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being.

Award winners become part of a select group. Fewer than 20 percent of the products submitted to the awards program receive any level of commendation. "We are honored to receive recognition for Sparky’s website," says Judy Comoletti, NFPA division manager for Public Education. "Sparky’s website strives to help children learn life saving fire safety information through educational activities that make learning fun."

The official Sparky the Fire Dog® website allows kids to explore and learn about fire safety in a safe and interactive environment. The popular ad-free site features sections for children of all ages, even providing voice-overs for younger children who cannot read yet. The diverse activities range from a fire truck section, cartoons, family activities, seasonal Sparky e-cards for kids to send to friends and family, and parent and educator information.

About Sparky the Fire Dog®
Sparky the Fire Dog® was created for the 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

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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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