Molly the Fire Safety Dog nominated for American Humane Association Hero Dog Award

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March 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Molly the Fire Safety Dog, a Dalmatian whose efforts have reached tens of thousands of children across the United States and throughout the world with her fire safety efforts, is a nominee for the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award.

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 (

There are eight categories in the contest that dogs compete. They include: law enforcement/arson dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, hearing dogs, emerging hero dogs, military dogs, guide dogs and search and rescue dogs. Winners of each category are honored on national television in Hollywood, CA. A panel of judges that include celebrities as well as dog experts will pick an overall winner.

Voting for the Hero Dogs contest began March 7, 2014 and Molly’s profile and voting link may be viewed at

You can also join Molly on Facebook at to follow her adventures and get daily voting reminders.

For more information about Molly the Fire Safety Dog or the work of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation, contact Firefighter Dayna Hilton at

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