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Firefighter Dan Fire Safety Camp



Posters are up and email blasts have been sent out. Now we just have to wait to see if the summer camp fills up. The Firefighter Dan Fire Safety Camp committee has been meeting and planning all the fun activities we will be doing to teach fire safety to kids 4-7 years old.


Above, you can see the new postcard we intend to print. This is one of the many items we will be giving away to the kids at our safety camp.


The goal of our Fire Safety Camp is teach children to recognize, reduce, and escape hazards using interactive animations, hands-on activities, crafts, games and more!

Firefighter Dan Fire Safety Camp is July 30-August 3, 9am-12 at the Old Franklin School, 491 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen.

Also, we are happy to announce that First Alert is now a sponsor for Firefighter Dan Fire Safety Camp. They are donating smoke alarms to use to teach on our Day 2 curriculum. Thank you for your support and generous donation.

For more information on the camp, visit our website at or contact us at HERE.

Keep coming back to see how we progress with the first Firefighter Dan Fire Safety Camp. We are also working on our next Safety Tip entitled “Play Or Stay Away.”



Below is the very first safety tip that set this whole journey off.


Keep coming back here to FireLife to see how we are moving forward in our camp planning as well as Safety Tips and updates on our ‘quest’ for a firefighter cartoon to be made.



Here is a ‘Funsheet’ to go with our Safety Tip for the little ones out there to do in their spare time. When cooking, turn pot handles inward. Never leave a pot handle within reach of children. (click to enlarge.)


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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 as well as on 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.


Tim Saguinsin

Raised in Virginia Beach, VA, 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 a member of the Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department in addition to creating Firefighter Dan™.

Tim lives in New Jersey with his wife and two boys, who adore Firefighter Dan™.