Hi Grownups! Firefighter Dan™ here. And this is Ginny my trusty fire engine. I normally would be speaking with 2 to 6 year olds about fire safety, but today is going to be a little different. I want to talk with YOU. It’s a message that can enrich the lives of everyone in our community.
Each year in the United States an estimated 2,500 children age 14 or younger are injured and 560 killed in residential fires. Of these children, over 50 percent are under the age five, 70 percent are under the age of 10. –U.S. Fire Administration
Here at Firefighter Dan™, we want to reduce the number of injuries by creating content specifically for the 2 to 6 year old age group. I know you have seen a builder, a handy man and an explorer out there. Firefighter Dan™ involves a true hero, a fireman. I mean… who doesn’t like fire trucks?
Much like the crew of a fire engine, we have assembled a group of people that will do their part! We have a team of writers, animators, actors and sound editors waiting for the alarm to ring. We also have years of fire experience behind the scenes to keep us and our children safe.
I know there are a lot of websites out there with content. Right? Just because you have content on a website doesn’t necessarily make it accessible to your audience. Putting a parent and a 4 year old in front of a computer doesn’t mean they are going to find the right content. Firefighter Dan™ has created and will continue to create safety and learning content that is consistently updated and easily accessible.
Each of our Fire 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.
I hope that you can see that we have a lot of passion and believe in this concept. Above anything we believe in our children, and we wish to educate them in fire safety and community involvment.
Thanks for visiting and keep coming back as we continue to create a safer environment for our kids. And remember, learning today is knowing tomorrow.