Public Art Murals
Dalmatian in Flight
|Artist(s)||Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur|
|Medium||Glass Tile Mosaic|
|Site Location||Fire Hall Station 3 at 100 Lees|
In North America, the Dalmatian has been an important mascot in the history of firefighting. This sturdy dog with striking spots secured a position within fire halls guarding the valued horses that led the fire brigades and kept vermin from chewing the canvas hoses. Over the years, these working dogs also provided comfort to those dealing with the aftermath of fire travesties. The Dalmatian is a welcoming and playful symbol that also represents the dependability and the vigilance of a community fire station.