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Clackamas Fire officials were notified last Friday by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that Clackamas Fire District #1’s Public Information Officer and Community Liaison Steve McAdoo is one of the three finalists in the running to become the next voice of Sparky the Fire Dog.
The NFPA is a U.S. organization charged with creating and maintaining minimum standards and requirements for fire prevention and suppression activities, training, and equipment, as well as other life-safety codes and standards.
The NFPA announced the contest on February 1st in order to celebrate and commemorate the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog. Career firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and other fire department employees were encouraged to submit creative and enthusiastic videos of themselves giving their best Sparky impersonation. NFPA then chose three (3) finalists, one of them being McAdoo.
Beginning Monday, February 21, 2011, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The public may vote for one video each day through Monday, February 28, 2011. The Contest winner will be announced on March 1, 2011.
To vote, log onto Sparky's Facebook page here
or if you are not a Facebook user, vote on Sparky's Birthday link at http://www.nfpa.org/sparkysbirthday.
The winner will be given an authentic Sparky the Fire Dog® costume, a trip to Boston to record for the NFPA Fire Prevention Week video, and of course, the best public education materials around to continue teaching children, their parents and educators about fire prevention and public safety.
Clackamas Fire officials are encouraging everyone in the greater metro area to vote for Steve McAdoo as the next voice of Sparky the Fire Dog and bring this honorable recognition here to the State of Oregon.
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February 22, 2011