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Sparky the Fire Dog celebrates his 70th birthday


Last updated 3/24/2021 at 12:01pm

Sparky the Fire Dog

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Sparky the Fire Dog is 70 years old this month.

QUINCY, Mass. – Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association, celebrates his 70th birthday this month, reflecting on a legacy and impact that spans the generations: Children know and love him, parents grew up with him and grandparents remember his messages of fire safety.

"For seven decades, Sparky has worked hard to make communities safer from fire. Since 1951, he has partnered with fire professionals, teachers, civic organizations, corporations and the media to deliver invaluable fire and life safety educational messages to children and adults al...

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