Share Your Fire Safety Tips and Enter to Win Playing with Fire Movie Tickets


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Did you know that October is fire safety and prevention month? And with Day Light Savings time ending and the clocks changing on November 3rd, it’s the perfect time to check all of your smoke alarms and replace batteries if necessary! I am a firm believer that one should always practice fire safety both inside and outside of the home.  There is no better place to begin teaching about fire safety then with your own family. The more we educate ourselves and children, the better our chances of preventing and/or surviving a fire.

Paramount’s newest film, Playing with Fire, is coming to theatres November 8th and I am really looking forward to seeing this family-friendly film with my own family. The movie is a story about firefighters, kids and an encroaching wildfire, and presents a perfect opportunity to open up a discussion with the family about fire safety, tips and emergency plans.

To help celebrate the release of this upcoming film, we have put together a few fire safety tips for families.  We also would love to hear some of your safety tips.  Those who share fire safety tips of their own with us will be entered to win a 4 pack of tickets to see Playing with Fire with their family as well as some cool swag!

Fire Safety Tips

Always remember that fire spreads fast! It takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to combust into a forceful fire. An entire home can engulf into flames in a matter of minutes.  Having safety plans and emergency routes in place will better your family’s chances of survival in the event of a fire emergency.

  • Be sure each room in the home has a working smoke alarm.  Check batteries regularly and change batteries at least yearly (we change ours on Daylights Savings Time each year). Be sure children know what the beeps/chirps of the fire alarm sounds like and how to recognize it from anywhere in your (or someone else’s) home.
  • Create a fire safety and escape plan with your family.  It is best to try to devise more than one escape from each room if possible.  Practice the escape drill with your family a few times a year. Consider keeping a collapsible fire safety ladder in each room with a window on the upper floors of the home.
  • Discuss and practice the STOP, DROP and ROLL technique with your children.  Explain the importance of this technique in the event that their clothes catch fire. Also, talk about staying low to the floor during a fire to avoid smoke inhalation.
  • Sleep with bedroom doors closed.  Never exit through a door that is hot or has smoke coming from under the door. In this situation, place blankets against and under the bottom of door to help prevent smoke from entering the room. Use an alternate escape route to exit.
  •  Practice extra care when cooking inside or outside of the home.  Never leave food unattended on stove, in oven or on the grill.  Take extra care when cooking with oils and grease.  Keep any any all flammable products away from stove, including curtains and loose clothing. Keep grills away from your home as well as bushes, plants and shrubs, vinyl siding, patio furniture and any flammable surfaces.
  •  Never leave candles unattended.  When using candles be sure they are on a heat friendly surface and away from curtains, decorations, or anything else capable of catching fire.  Stop using the candle when the wax gets down to approximately 2 inches. Always extinguish candles before going out, leaving a room or going to bed.
  • Try not to never smoke inside the home.  If going to smoke, NEVER smoke in bed.  Be sure to have a safe spot to extinguish and discard cigarette butts.  NEVER smoke around someone wearing oxygen or other flammable items.
  • Keep all lighters and flammable liquids and substances out of the reach of children.
  • Never sleep with charging smart phones or electronic devices on our near your bed, linens, clothes or curtains.  Replace any frayed or exposed cords.
  •  At the holidays, when choosing a Christmas tree, look for a fresh, vibrant green tree. Water the tree regularly. Turn off all lights on the tree when leaving the home or going to bed.  Do not place candles or heaters near the tree.
  •  When using the dryer, do not leave it running when leaving the home or going to bed. After using the dryer always clean out the lint catcher.  Also check dryer vent and opening and clean out as needed.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and go over how to properly use them with family members who are old enough to do so.
  • If you have children away at college or living on their own, encourage them to also practice fire safety and the importance of an escape plan in their dorm, rooms, apartment or home.

Read on for more details about the film and how you can win tickets…


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.

Rating: PG

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

Director: Andy Fickman

Writers: Dan Ewen, Matt Lieberman

Have you seen the trailer yet? If not, take a sneak peek:


Would you like to see Playing with Fire with your family? Enter via the easy Rafflecopter below and simply leave a comment under the blog post with one or more of your own top fire safety tips for your chance to win a 4 pack of tickets to see Playing with Fire (valid after Nov 11th) as well a cool prize pack with fun swag.  You will then be given additional options to earn more entries via the easy Rafflecopter form. (Per the sponsor, giveaway is open to residents of PA, DE, NJ, NY or MD only)  Winner will be selected on November 8, 2019, and notified via email. Good Luck!

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  1. Keep all bedroom doors shut all night long.

    Everything in your house but your family is replaceable! Leave the laptop, don’t go back for the cellphone!

    • So very true, Danielle! And such an important tip! Your life is the most precious of all! Be sure to also enter your info into the Rafflecopter form so that you can be contacted if you are chosen as a winner of the tickets and swag pack. Good luck and thank you for sharing!

  2. Practice fire drills at hom

  3. Its funny that you post this we just started our family fire plan. We have front and back steps in our home that lead from the 2nd and 3rd floors. So we teach how to come down both where the keys are both doors and ESPECIALLY after our last home fire both my hisband and I keep ‘Go Bags’ in the trunks of our cars. They have medications clothing, copies of our insurances and other important essentials.

  4. Bryan Vice says:

    I would practice Fire drills monthly with the family & unplug anything that is unnecessarily when going to bed

  5. Always keep your smoke detectors in working order

  6. Discuss how and when to contact emergency personnel with your children!

  7. Sleep with your doors closed!

  8. Always have an escape plan!
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  9. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Practice fire drills with your kids.

  10. Hold drills and have a family meeting spot. My house burned down when I was a child… we had a meeting spot and it worked.
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  11. Samantha Lopez

    When clocks roll back or spring forward, I make sure to check my fire alarm batteries and change out my air filters. Works for me as a reminder.

  12. Victoria Mahdy-Bayon

    cant wait to see this! my kids love Cena!

  13. Tonya Mcminn

    To stop drop and roll

  14. Kimberly Long says:

    We’ve designated a meeting place with our kids outside our home in case of a fire.

  15. I’m planning on having a family fire plan with the kids. This was very helpful since most of the tips above were not a common knowledge specially factors that most people do but are unaware with the outcomes.

  16. My school always conducts fire safety drills every few months and I used to not take them seriously. I thought they were just a waste of time etc. I didn’t like the way fire alarms sound, I thought they simply just too noisy. When I grew up, boy was I wrong. Fire drills were just as important as other things in life. It’s better to be prepared than sorry!

  17. Useful fire safety advice here for protecting you and your family from fire. The statistics of fires in the home are surprising (especially caused by candles), and ensuring you take care, have a plan of action in case of emergency as well go for NY Fire Extinguisher Inspection take care of your belongings and life.

  18. Thank you for sharing these important tips! Glad I popped by your blog!

  19. Thank you for the reminder!

  20. My brother is trying to be safe and prepared for fires at his business. He wants to make sure that he has fire extinguishers and that they are ready to go. I love your advice to ensure that every room has a working smoke alarm that is set up properly.

  21. My spouse and I have heard stories lately about home burning down from an oven that was left on or something. I really like your idea to teach everyone how to use the extinguisher in case of an emergency. My brother wants to get a fire extinguisher in a lot of the rooms around the building so that they can use them if something breaks out.

  22. I love that mantra you of “get out, stay out, and call for help.” Following little sayings like that can save lives in a fire situation. Learning other fire safety tips, like closing your bedroom door at night, can make a big difference too!

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