Meet Safety Dog!
“I love my job! I travel all over the country to meet the teachers, parents and students in our communities,” says Safety Dog. “I remind them of safe school bus behaviors. I love meeting new people!”
Safety Dog, First Student’s safety mascot, helps students put a face on safety while understanding the importance of safe school bus behavior.
When meeting Safety Dog, students have a chance to understand the important role they play in school bus safety in a fun, interactive and memorable way.
Safety Dog is just one more example of First Student’s commitment to safety and the communities we serve.
“I’m a safety ambassador! I embrace First Student’s dedication to safety,” says Safety Dog. “It’s why I’m here.”
Safety Dog Bus Tour
“This was the best day of my life so far.”
– Student in New Castle, Pennsylvania during a Safety Dog Bus Tour stop
Safety Dog logs thousands of miles during the annual Safety Dog Bus Tour, a coast-to-coast, back-to-school Tour reinforcing safe behavior.
Students are invited to sign a school bus safety pledge, get a picture with Safety Dog, and “Walk the Yellow Carpet” during each Tour stop. Parents, many of whom hadn’t been on a school bus since they were in school, also have a chance to see firsthand how First Student school buses are designed for safety inside and out.
Safety Dog Sightings
While Safety Dog is never in the doghouse, he loves to get out and meet people all over the country.
From visiting a school, appearing at the homecoming carnival or participating in a parade, Safety Dog travels year round to teach simple but effective safety tips in a fun and memorable way.
Request a Visit from Safety Dog
You never know where Safety Dog might show up next. Would you like Safety Dog to be a part of an event or activity in your community?
School Bus Safety
Everyone plays a crucial role in making sure students get to and from school safely. Safety Dog is committed to helping students and parents learn the importance of safe school bus behavior.
Safety Dog created downloadable bus safety tips to share with students and parents to help ensure the best start and finish to the school day.
See our Parent Resources to learn more.