Fire Safety Tips Every Family Needs and FREE Tickets to see “Playing with Fire”


Would your family know what to do in the event of fire? Fire safety is a family discussion that must be had and repeated often.

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In the latest Paramount Pictures film, Playing with Fire, Jake Carson (John Cena) is a firefighter who takes in a group of kids after their parents turn up missing after a fire. This kid friendly film is the perfect way to spark up a refresher conversation and do so in a fun way. The film hits theaters on November 8th and one luck family can win tickets for four and a family fun pack. Entering is easy. Just comment a fire safety tip below.

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Fire Safety Tips for Families

Install and test smoke detectors every month. They should be placed on every level of the home. There are a few detectors that also warn in the event of a release of carbon monoxide.

Create and share a family fire escape plan. Practice the plan twice a year. Consider adding a ladder to the plan and make sure your children know what to do in the event of a fire. Don't forget the meeting place in the event of separation.

Don't play with matches or fire. Matches should be kept out of reach to avoid temptations. Consider placing flashlights in various areas of the house.

Never leave candles or incense burning. This probably sounds silly but often we think they are out and the fire is still burning. Grab a snuffer.

Don't over plug. We have a plethora of electronics in our houses and it is a must that we avoid plugging too many devices into a single outlet, even if using extension cords or power strips. Even better, make certain your cords have a safety feature.

Don't play near fireplaces or stoves. Fireplaces should always have a screen or some sort of door to protect any curios minds.

Keep flammable objects away from the stove or any source of fire. This is really important when cooking as loose objects can catch quickly. Show everyone how to use the fire extinguisher that should be near the stove at all times.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET LOW, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Talk about the dangers of smoke as well as fire, and make sure everyone knows to crawl to safety.

Synopsis: When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable

Running Time: 96 minutes

Rating: PG

Director: Andy Fickman

Writers: Dan Ewen, Matt Lieberman

Cast: John Cena, Keegan- Michael Key, Judy Greer, Brianna Hildebrand

Don't forget to comment a tip that you share with your family often.

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  1. Darcy Mendez wrote:

    Don’t over plug.

    Posted 10.31.19
  2. Victoria wrote:

    Always make sure you have a smoke alarm in every room, on every floor and change batteries regularly

    Posted 10.31.19
  3. Martin Hall wrote:

    Walk through and point out were to go what path ways throughout the house and even once out of the house where to meet up or or what TRUST WORTHY PEOPLE to ask for help.

    Posted 11.2.19
  4. Terasa Johnson wrote:

    Unpl;ug unused applicances

    Posted 11.3.19

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