Banner that Says Help Us Name Our Dog with  City logo and Fire Rescue badge

Illustration of the future Dalmatian sculptureFor centuries, Dalmatians have watched over firefighters all over the United States. Now this big guy is watching over our Tamarac heroes. Fourth and fifth graders who reside in Tamarac are invited to help name our dog.   

Contest Rules

• Must be a 4th or 5th grader who resides in Tamarac
• Type a 100-word essay explaining the mascot name you’ve selected and why you think it suits this friendly guardian.
• Submit your essay via email to, with “Name Our Dog” as the subject line. The heading of the essay should include the student’s name, school, grade, a parent’s name and phone number.


The lucky winner will receive these gifts:

• Tablet with internet service
• $100 Visa gift card
• Social media recognition (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor)
• A mention and photo in the Tam-A-Gram
• The chance to read your winning essay during the Tamarac Fire Station 36 Virtual Grand Opening Celebration
• Public recognition during a Tamarac City Commission Meeting

Deadline: Friday, Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.   

“The Dalmatian” is a 16-foot tall, concrete art sculpture to be located outside of Tamarac Fire Station 36. It is scheduled for installation in late 2021. It was created by Celso González, artist and owner of Cero Design. Design and installation of this art piece was paid for through developer contribution to the City of Tamarac’s Public Art Fund. Tamarac’s Public Art Fund was established in 2004.

Contact the Community Development Department at (954) 597-3530 for more information.