Domtar Presents the Kingsport Fire Department with check to purchase a new Sparky the Fire Dog Robot.

Mike Cunningham HR Director with Domtar stated,

“At Domtar, we know the value of safety and, particularly, the safety education provided by the Kingsport Fire Department.

When we learned that the department was looking to update an integral part of its fire safety education program, we wanted to see what we could do to help out.

I think everyone is familiar with Sparky the Fire Dog, considered to be the best-known figure in fire safety education across the country. Sparky has been a part of the Kingsport Fire Department for nearly a decade.

Although Sparky continues to be popular with children, he has started to show his age.

So today, on behalf of Domtar and the nearly 400 workers at our Kingsport mill and Ridgefields converting facility, I would like to present this check in the amount of $12,000 to the Kingsport Fire Department so they can replace Sparky and continue the good work they do in fire safety education”