Why are Dalmatians considered firehouse dogs?
Dalmatians have shared the barns and the hunt courses with horses for centuries. When fire-apparatus was horse-drawn, nearly every firehouse had its resident Dalmatian to help direct the horses, keep the horses company and guard the firehouse. The horses are gone from fire stations today, but the Dalmatians aren't! Firehouse dogs were nearly always called "Sparky" so Sparky was the obvious name for National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) fire prevention symbol.

For more information on Sparky, the NFPA's fire prevention symbol, visitSparky the Fire Dog's website.

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