40,000 pets pass on every year in house fires 1,000 flames are begun by pets every year
THE SCARY TRUTH ABOUT FIRES
MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT
Assemble a portable emergency kit with enough supplies to last 7 days.
It should include:
• Medications and medical records
• Leashes, harnesses, or carriers for safe transport
• Current photos in case they are lost
• Bowls, cat litter and pan, can opener
• Plastic bags and paper towels to clean up waste Toys and pet beds
• Emergency contact numbers
TIPS FOR PREVENTING HOUSE FIRES
Remove or lock the knobs on your stove
your pet may nudge the stove knobs just enough to ignite a burner. Knob covers are an inexpensive
and effective way to prevent this from happening.
Do not leave candles unattended
extinguish all open flames when you leave a room so they aren’t tipped over with a paw or tail. Consider using flameless candles.
Pet-Proof your home
go through your home as if you’re baby-proofing and eliminate any loose wires or other potential
Beware of water bowls on wooden decks
the hot rays of the sun, when filtered through a glass water bowl can actually ignite the wooden deck below. Use ceramic or stainless steel instead.
BE PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY
GET A RESCUE ALERT STICKER
These stickers, placed on a front-facing window, will alert rescue workers of the presence of pets inside your home.
MAKE AN SAFE HAVEN EMERGENCY KIT
Have kit Have your kit made and keep it in a safe and keep it in a safe location near your front door for easy access. Do not leave your pets at home,
KEEP IDENTIFICATION ON YOUR PET
Keep up-to-date license and contact info on your pet at all times. Consider having pets microchipped.
Share this important information with all your pet-loving friends.
Learn more about Pet Fire Safety at Organize a spot for pets to remain in the event that you clear.