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Sharing the Message of Fire Safety

National Fire Safety Council, Inc. is approached by various organizations, public relations firms, and corporations to enlist its help in spreading the message of fire safety. Many times the Firepup® name and character may be used in a national program. Some of the more successful arrangements with organizations can be found here.


Firepup®'s Birthday is October 1st

Chase's Calendar of Events is the standard reference for event and observance information in the U.S. Thousands of libraries, broadcasters & print media, websites, and more look to Chase's for interesting facts every day.

Firepup®’s birthday and the anniversary of the founding of NFSC, Inc. have appeared in Chase's Calendar of Events since 1993, generating hundreds of calls a year requesting information on Firepup®, his birthday, and the general fire safety materials.


Arvin Alert

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Arvin Alert™ Heater Endorsement & Black & Decker Automatic Shut-Off™. NFSC was approached by Arvin Industries to seek out an endorsement of their latest product with a fire safety feature a safety alarm and alert light that alerts the consumer if the heater is bumped, tipped over, or overheats. NFSC was included in the packaging and advertising of this product.

Automatic Shut-Off Iron

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Black & Decker Automatic Shut-Off™ Iron. In 1987, NFSC was asked by Black & Decker to endorse their latest product, their Automatic Shut-Off™ iron. This product beeps to warn you it’s been left on, then shuts itself off and stays off even if knocked over, preventing needless accidental fires. NFSC was included in the packaging and advertising of this product.

Although NFSC, Inc. endorsed these products in the past, it should be noted that we no longer participate in product endorsement campaigns.


Hawaiian Punch Punchy® Telephones Aid in teaching children 9-1-1. In 1991, NFSC teamed up with Hawaiian Punch to distribute thousands of Punchy (character) phones as instructional props for classrooms teaching how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. As a part of this promotion, Punchy was featured in various layouts with Firepup®, which were printed on the inside of fire safety manuals.

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