Snapshot: Westfield resident, dog participate in Sparky’s Helper


Nichole Linville, Westfield, holds her dog, Jasper, a 12-year-old Maltese corgi mix to help the Carmel Fire Dept. and costumed mascot Sparky make a video called “Sparky’s Helper” June 26 at Prairie Trace Elementary School in Carmel. More than 135 dogs participated. Each dog got a Sparky’s Helper bandana bearing the Carmel Fire Dept. logo. Tim Griffin, Carmel Fire Dept. information officer, said dogs were grouped into different categories according to breeds, sizes and abilities for the video as part of a national fire safety program. (Photo by Mark Ambrogi)