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St. David Enjoys "The Adventures of Sparky the Traveling Fire Dog"

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St. David Catholic School student, McKena Houston, with Sparky the Traveling Fire Dog

December 9, 2011 - Mitch Theriault, Public Safety Officer with the Greater Sudbury Fire Services visited St. David Catholic School to launch the pilot of a new fire prevention program called "The Adventures of Sparky the Traveling Fire Dog".  The program is geared to grade 1 classes. The students have the opportunity to take a stuffed animal, a talking Sparky doll home for one week. During this week, the children are asked to complete a fire safety checklist with their parents and add a page to Sparky's journal that outlines his adventures in the homes of different families.

"This is a fun new way to get our safety messages into the homes of young children and families" said Theriault " The entire family follows a checklist that asks them to do things like test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, practice a fire escape drill, and make sure candles are in a safe place among other tips."

McKena Houston in Mrs. Cimino's grade 1 class stated that when she brought Sparky home, her and her mother started their adventure by reviewing the fire safety tips in the booklet. McKena was quoted as saying "Sparky is awesome!"

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