Years before the latest Muppets movie wowed audiences and resurrected the franchise, NFPA staff members were toying with the idea of creating a “Muppets-style Sparky puppet” as a way to breathe new life into the 60-year-old spokesdog. Giving Kermit a run for his money, the newest version of Sparky--a four-foot-tall puppet made from foam--debuted this year, just in time to introduce this year's Fire Prevention Week theme, "Have 2 Ways Out!"
Curious about how the puppet was brought to life? Find out the details in the latest edition of NFPA Journal. Afterwards, watch the following video of the new puppet in action: