Why are Dalmatians Considered Firehouse Dogs?
Dalmatians have shared the barns and the hunt courses with horses for centuries. 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 and dalmatians are gone from fire stations today, but firehouse dogs nearly always were called "Sparky" so Sparky was the obvious name for NFPA's fire prevention symbol.

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