Real Firefighters Help to Develop Videogame that Teaches Fire Safety

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Proceeds to Benefit Firefighter Cancer Support Network SATELLITE FEED MONDAY OCTOBER 5 2009 1:30PM - 1:45PM ET / 12:30PM - 12:45PM CT / 10:30 - 10:45AM PT Galaxy 3C Transponder 8C Downlink Frequency: 3860 MHz (V)

The week of Oct 5th is Fire Safety Week, a reminder to teach children about the dangers of fire. According to the US Fire Administration, children are naturally curious about fire, and each year $200 million in property is destroyed in fires attributed to children playing with fire.

Now children can learn about fire without getting burned. A video game that real firefighters helped develop now teaches kids about fire safety, while pouring water on their curiosity. Real Heroes: Firefighter for the Nintendo Wii™ system recreates firefighting experience with authentic fire behavior and responses. Players gain hands-on experience with the dangers and unpredictability of fire and are presented with real fire safety tips for use in everyday situations as they progress through the game.

Proceeds from the games sold will also be donated to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), by the game developers Epicenter Studios and Crave Entertainment. FCSN is a national organization created to raise awareness about the importance of cancer prevention and screening among firefighters. FCSN will be included in all promotional materials tied to Real Heroes: Firefighter and Crave has sent 1500 copies of the game to firehouses across the country.

B-ROLL FOOTAGE CONTAINS:

  •     Soundbites from firefighters with tips for Fire Safety Awareness Week
  •     Soundbites from firefighters on re-creating authentic firefighting experiences
  •     Soundbites from game developers
  •     Footage of game simulating real-life fire situations
  •     Footage of game with fire safety tips

SATELLITE FEED
MONDAY OCTOBER 5 2009
1:30PM - 1:45PM ET / 12:30PM - 12:45PM CT / 10:30 - 10:45AM PT

Galaxy 3C Transponder 8C Downlink Frequency: 3860 MHz (V)

Station note: This footage provided by Epicenter Studios and Crave Entertainment
For Satellite Feed Information and HARD COPIES contact:
Guggenheim Productions: Alexander Petti 201-683-4079, Mark Ganguzza 201-214-9611 or
Kerry Girvin (917) 453-9554, Chad Zweifel (212) 586-7783

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