Why are Dalmatians considered firehouse dogs?
Dalmatians have shared the barns and the hunt courses with horses for centuries, so when fire-apparatus was horse-drawn, nearly every firehouse had its resident Dalmatian to help direct the horses, keep the horses company, and guard the firehouse.

The horses are gone from fire stations today, but the Dalmatians aren’t.

Firehouse dogs nearly always were called “Sparky,” so Sparky was the obvious name for NFPA’s fire prevention symbol.

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1. How do I become a firefighter?
2. Why are Dalmatians considered firehouse dogs?
3. We hardly ever have fires any more. What do you Firefighters actually do?
4. Why do we get all these people (three firefighters complete with their big red truck, two ambulance attendants, etc.) at a simple medical call?
5. Why do you have to bring all three people and the big red truck here, just for a simple inspection?
6. Why did you chop that big hole in my roof? The fire was in the kitchen, not the attic.
7. What is the Fire Triangle?
8. Do they actually pay you guys? Heck, I’d pay them to do what you do!