We at Firefighter Dan™ hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day. Something else to think about this month is Burn Awareness Week, February 5-11. The topic this year is scalds. Among children ages 4 and under hospitalized for burn-related injuries, an estimated 65% are treated for scald burns. So never leave a child unattended in the bathroom and have your water heater temperature set to 120 degrees or lower.
DAILY ILLUSTRATED SAFETY TIP WORKSHEETS
I am happy to say that I am keeping up with the new year resolution of doing a ‘Funsheet’ a day. Here are couple more links for the little ones out there. (click to enlarge)
IN PRODUCTION NEWS
We have gone through all of our audio and animation tests! And we are pleased to announce that we have created our first animated Safety Tip called ‘What’s HOT.’ (See video below)
This has been 6 years in the making–I have been wanting to combine my educational graphics & animation background with the fire service knowledge to create something for my sons. I have had a great time producing this short animation. I worked with my wife, who is a video editor, and I had the chance to work with my son, who has an incredibly important part in the animation. I am looking forward to producing many more of these bytes of animated information.
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ABOUT FIREFIRE DAN™
Firefighter Dan™ features a safety curriculum that helps kids 2-6 recognize, reduce and escape hazards while helping to develop numeracy, literacy, art, science, history, reasoning and citizenship. By utilizing all types of media: photographs, video, illustration, animation and an interactive format that creates viewer participation, Firefighter Dan™ will engage children to be confident, active, and helpful members of the community.
Firefighter Dan™ will be featuring Safety Tips and other content here on Firelife.com as well as on FirefighterDan.com. Each of our Safety Tips will be a short animation between 60 and 90 seconds. We believe by keeping the content in short bytesize chunks of information, a child will be able to better digest the information. In addition, we will be sharing ‘behind-the-scenes’ to The Firefighter Dan™ Show as we move forward in production.
Raised in Virginia Beach, Vriginia, Tim Saguinsin spent much of his childhood with a pencil and a paintbrush in hand. He continued on with his artistic endeavors attending the Maryland Institute-College of Art where he received his BFA in General Fine Arts in 1995.
After graduating, Tim traveled overseas to London, England where he transformed his talents of painting and sculpture to animation and graphics creating educational content. While in London, Tim co-founded re-Animate Educational Software producing over thirty awarding winning educational products. Returning to America in 2001, Tim took an Art Director position at k12, Inc. where he continues to educate through graphics and animation.
Tim also does freelance animation and graphics through Ricecooker Studios, LLC. He has done work for Zynga, Big Huge Games, Pearson Education UK, Sherston Software UK, the Black Eyed Peas, AARP, Redbox, Microsoft, and many others.
Tim is a certified Firefighter and volunteered at Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Prince William County, Virginia, between 2004-2007. Tim is also certified in the state of New Jersey and is looking to get back into volunteering in addition to creating Firefighter Dan.™
Tim lives in New Jersey with his wife and two boys, who adore Firefighter Dan.™