FIREFIGHTER DAN’S SAFETY TIPS
This is the fourth Firefighter Dan’s Safety Tip. We need to always keep matches in a secured drawer or locked away cabinet from curious little hands. And you should always encourage your child to tell an adult if they have found matches.
DAILY ILLUSTRATED SAFETY TIP WORKSHEETS
Here is a ‘Funsheet’ to go with our Safety Tip for the little ones out there to do in their spare time. (click to enlarge)
IN PRODUCTION NEWS
Firefighter Dan’s Safety Tips are created purely out of our want to educate our preschool aged members of our community. We are comprised of volunteers that donate their time and expertise to spread the message of safety.
In addition to our Safety Tips, we are looking into creating our pilot of episode of the Firefighter Dan™ Show this year. The Safety Tips are a small part of a larger project. We will be visiting Firehouses and shooting video as well as animating a Firefighter Dan™ cartoon.
Please keep coming back for updates here on FireLife as well as at FirefighterDan.com. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook and let us know what you think.
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.™