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Message from the Executive Director

From the Executive Director's Desk
Five year old Angelica shared her story with me, "Firefighter
Dayna~ I was in bed under the 'cobers' and the smoke came. I
crawled out of bed and crawled low, just like Sparkles [the Fire
Safety Dog] showed me to. I said, 'C'mon daddy, you have to get
on the floor and crawl low like Sparkles.'"

By this time, her dad was disoriented because he had been
standing in the smoke filled room and thankfully he was able to
follow Angelica out of the house. The brave firefighters later
shared with me that Angelica's father followed her out of the
home and they said that as soon as he reached the door, they
scooped him up and took him to the hospital (where he spent 7
days there~ 4 in ICU). Immediately after they carried him away
from the front door, the firefighters stated that the home
flashed over (a "flashover" is where the home totally becomes
engulfed in flames).

A day doesn't go by where I don't think of Angelica and her story
and I am so thankful that she and her dad are safe.

Sparkles and I do what we do, not for financial gain, but to help
keep children, like Angelica, fire safe. Every fiber of our being
goes to help spread the fire safety message.

For almost a decade, we have concentrating our fire safety
efforts on children in pre- and elementary schools along with
their caregivers. The Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation is a
continuation Sparkles and my efforts of helping save lives,
reduce injuries and decrease property loss from fire. Our goal is
to develop and distributes educationally sound innovative fire
safety related materials through the foundation at little or no
cost to children and their caregivers, fire departments, schools
and other organizations.

The Board of Directors of the Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation,
along with Sparkles and myself, and all the organizations that
support our efforts, want to do what we can to help keep
children, like Angelica, fire safe.

Please consider donating to the foundation so that together, we
can help keep children and their caregivers fire safe.

Stay safe,

Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated
to teaching fire safety knowledge and skills to children and their caregivers based on fire safety research.

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Keep Kids Fire Safe® Foundation. Post Office Box 1029, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830.
Copyright 2008 - 2012.
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