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New Sparky the Fire Dog mobile app takes the #2 spot in the iTunes App Store

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By Lauren Backstrom

Sparky the Fire Dog and his friends set out to solve a mystery in The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, a new free app that teaches kids fire-safety skills in a way that’s both educational and fun. With a compelling new story, standards-aligned materials for math and English Language Arts, loads of tappable animations and even a high-flying game, this app will bring laughter and learning to your classroom or home.

The app has even reached the #2 spot in the iTunes App Store! You can download your download your free app for your Apple or Android device through Sparky’s School House website.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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