New Fire Safety Blog Launched for Public Educators

Launched in October 2008, provides fire and life safety educators a venue to share ideas with each other. Hosted by Firefighter and Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Dayna Hilton, fire departments and other safety related organizations are invited to share fire and life safety ideas and initiatives as well as upcoming events on the site.

"This interactive site allows educators the opportunity to learn ideas from their peers. In my years serving as an educator, I have seen some very innovative ideas, many accomplished with little or no cost. I wanted to provide a place where educators could go to exchange ideas. Whether you are a seasoned public educator or just getting started, there will be something for everyone on," said Hilton.

Fire departments and organizations are invited to share videos, pictures and/or stories. Interested fire departments are also invited to participate in Hilton's radio program, Safety Talk Radio, another resource for educators.

To participate in these programs or to learn more information, contact Hilton at

Dayna Hilton joined the fire service in August 2000 and is the owner of Firehouse Dog Publishing, LLC. Hilton is the author of the children's fire safety book and audio book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, the host of, and Safety Talk Radio.

Firefighter Hilton serves on the Arkansas Fire Prevention Commission, is a deputy fire marshal for the State of Arkansas and is a member of several national fire service committees. She is an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certified Public Fire and Life Safety Educator II and Firefighter II. She is an adjunct instructor for the Arkansas Fire Academy and a contract instructor for the National Fire Academy. Hilton is the state educator contact for NFPA for the state of Arkansas, a member of the Home Safety Council's Expert Network and a Contributing Editor.

Hilton currently appears on PBS KIDS Sprout On Demand sharing fire safety tips with her Dalmatians Sparkles and Spanner and recently appeared on FOX and Friends.