The second week of October has brought about Fire Prevention Week here in Fort Stockton. The Fort Stockton Fire Department and the Texas A&M Forest Service paid visits to the local daycares and elementary schools with their band of vehicles and character mascots.
Both Sparky the Dalmatian and Smokey the Bear brought many smiles as they entertained young children with fuzzy waves and warm hugs. The FSFD hosted special educational plays and gave interactive lessons on fire prevention. As Smokey the Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” so let Sparky the Dalmatian and the FSFD handle all the sparks.