April 14, 2021

STEPS OF PET FIRE SAFETY

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
hazards,


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.