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Posted on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 : 5:10 a.m.

Domino's Pizza marks Fire Prevention Week; National Fire Protection Association mascot celebrates 60th birthday

By Staff

Ann Arbor-based Domino's Pizza participated in an event in Detroit in honor of Fire Prevention Week, which was set for Oct. 9-15 this year.


The inaugural fire engine delivery with National Fire Protection Association’s mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog. Detroit Fire Official Captain Chris Dixon checked the home for working smoke alarms, and the man was given free pizza because they were in working order. These special deliveries happened in participating stores across the country during the second week of October.

Photo courtesy of Domino's

Domino’s Pizza and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) teamed up with the Detroit Fire Department to jumpstart Fire Prevention Week. On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Detroit fire officials, NFPA and Domino’s Pizza delivered pizza and fire safety messages to Detroit homes in support of this year’s lifesaving Fire Prevention Week theme “Protect Your Family From Fire!” Homes that had working smoke alarms were rewarded with free pizza.

During an event with Domino’s Pizza, local school children from the Detroit Edison Public School Academy visited the Detroit Fire Department to participate in fire safety learning stations. The children also had a pizza party in honor of NFPA mascot Sparky the Fire Dog’s 60th birthday.

Some customers who ordered from participating Domino’s Pizza stores throughout Fire Prevention Week were surprised at the door when their pizza arrived aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke alarms in the home were working, the pizza was free. If the smoke alarm was not working, firefighters replaced the batteries and/or smoke alarm and left the home with a fully functioning fire safety device.

Additionally, participating Domino’s Pizza stores worked with their partners at local fire departments across the country to deliver fire safety messages on pizza boxes.

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