The Camdenton Fire Department wants to spread the importance of smoke alarms, fire escapes, establishing family meeting places and stop, drop and roll to kids. As cool as firefighters are, Camdenton’s Chief Drew Stark says Firepup would really drive the message home. Firepup is not a real dog, he’s a cartoon character, a Dalmatian, of course. And there’s a whole program with his image available through the National Fire Safety Council, but the only way to get the activities manuals, badges and hats is through charitable contributions. If you’d like to help them get materials for preschool through 6th grade kids to participate, donations go to the National fire Safety Council, through the Camdenton Fire Department on West Highway 54.