NFPA Announces New 'Voice of Sparky' The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced Barry Brickey, the Public Education Officer for the Kingsport, Tenn. Fire Department, as the new voice of "Sparky the Fire Dog."Brickey won the role through a national competition, in which the NFPA selected three finalists from among 25 competitors, and thousands of people voted for their favorite via Sparky's Facebook page. Brickey's winning video can be viewed at www.nfpa.org/SparkysBirthday.