Firefighter Dayna Hilton, fire safety educator and handler of Molly, announced today that she was recently notified that Molly’s nomination was accepted in the "Emerging Hero Dogs" category. According to the American Humane Association, "Emerging heroes category, the category includes ordinary dogs who you think have made an extraordinary difference in your life."
Molly, now almost two years old, has been helping teach fire safety to children and adults in the hopes of helping save lives, reduce injuries and fire losses. A spokesdog for the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation, Honorary Fire Marshal for the Little Rock Fire Department and fire service dog for Johnson County RFD #1 in Clarksville, Arkansas, Molly has been helping reduce fire related deaths and injuries among children and their families since she was 9 weeks old.
Molly works tirelessly to help educate children and adults through the work of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation, a public charity founded in honor of her predecessor, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. In addition to making fire safety presentations and appearing at events across the United States, Molly Skypes weekly to children across the world and is the co-host of Sparkles’ Safety Spot, a live streamed children’s fire safety show. Molly also shares her adventures and fire safety tips on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
There are eight categories in the contest that dogs compete. They include: law enforcement/
Voting for the Hero Dogs contest began March 7, 2014 and Molly’s profile and voting link may be viewed at http://www.herodogawards.org/
You can also join Molly on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
For more information about Molly the Fire Safety Dog or the work of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation, contact Firefighter Dayna Hilton at keepkidsfiresafe@