Joe Minoso: December 21, 2015

JOE  MINOSO, stars as “Joe Cruz” on NBC’s hit show, Chicago Fire

CHRISTMAS TREE FIRES

THREE TIMES MORE DEADLY

THAN OTHER FIRES

JoeMinosoLRGCHICAGO FIRE-- "2112" Episode 406 -- Pictured: Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

Warning comes as actor Joe Minoso of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire joins

Shriners Hospitals for Children to help families Be Burn Aware this holiday season

Home fires and deaths increase significantly during the holiday months, with more cooking, decorations and open flames, and the biggest fire risk of all could be your Christmas tree. That is why Shriners Hospitals for Children® is joining forces with actor Joe Minoso of NBC’s popular television show Chicago Fire, to keep families safe from fires and burn injuries this holiday season.

Shriners Hospitals has created a new series of Be Burn Aware Public Service Announcements (PSAs) with Joe Minoso. The PSA series reminds families to take extra precautions with seasonal activities such as cooking, lighting candles and placement of holiday décor, to avoid tragedies.

Shriners Hospitals for Children offers these simple reminders to help families Be Burn Aware this holiday season:

  • Water trees daily. Discard when dry.
  • Keep trees away from heaters and flames.
  • Discard lights with bare wires, frays or kinks.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so children cannot reach them.
  • Never leave a hot stove or oven unattended.
  • Keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to cover a pan if it catches on fire.

To view and download these important Public Service Announcements visit http://www.dssimon.com/MM/be-burn-aware/. To get more burn and fire safety information, including educational materials for the entire family, visit BeBurnAware.org.

MORE ABOUT JOE MINOSO

Joe Minoso stars as “Joe Cruz” on NBC’s hit show, Chicago Fire.  A native of Bronx, NY, Minoso makes Chicago his home now.  He has appeared in several television shows, including Boss, Shameless, The Chicago Code and Prison Break.  He was also in the film, Man of Steel.  Minoso graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, and Northern Illinois University with a Master’s in fine arts.

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