The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) continues to spread fire safety and prevention education awareness by joining forces with Genius Brands International’s (GNUS) Kartoon Channel! and its Rainbow Valley Fire Department series. Together, kids, parents and educators will heed the call to action to be a hero and save lives through learning important lessons presented in the series. The NFFF will promote the series through multiple points of distribution to their network as an entertaining, free resource to be used while educating kids on the importance of fire safety and prevention.
“Education and prevention are the first steps to saving lives, whether they be civilian or the lives of firefighters, that could potentially be lost due to fire,” says NFFF Executive Director Ron Siarnicki. “In partnering with Kartoon Channel! we’re able to share the message in a way that is approachable and fun for kids to engage with. That, along with the teaching guides, gets the whole family and classroom involved for an even greater impact.”
Rainbow Valley Fire Department can be streamed on Kartoon Channel!’s Kartoon Classroom and takes viewers on a magical journey far beyond the clouds to the end of the rainbow in an enchanting place called Rainbow Valley. There, children meet Rusty the Fire Chief and Pam the Paramedic who, alongside their fleet of talking, fun loving rescue trucks, work together to teach important fire safety and prevention lessons.
Rainbow Valley Fire Department is also supported with a special education supplement for educators. The Rainbow Valley Fire Department Education Series teaches students in grades pre-K through to third grade important aspects of fire prevention with nine lesson plans. Each set of lesson plans include guided activities, classroom activities, academic activities, and coloring activities all of which support and enhance the learning and retention of the important fire prevention points outlined in the videos.
“The Rainbow Valley Fire Department series embodies our goals of providing content that’s impactful and values-driven,” commented Jon Ollwerther, President, Kartoon Channel! “We are thrilled to partner with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to use Kartoon Channel! And the Rainbow Valley Fire Department series as educational tools to deliver a message that can potentially save the lives of kids, families, and the firefighters that help to keep our communities safe.”
Viewers can enjoy Rainbow Valley Fire Department for free on kids’ streaming platform Kartoon Channel!, available across all mobile, tablet, digital on-demand and connected TV streaming devices, and by downloading the free Kartoon Channel! App in the App Store, Play Store, or by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com