How to Keep Your Pets Safe from Fire

National Pet Fire Safety Day is on July 15th and it’s a day to learn how to keep your pet safe during a fire. It’s best to prepare ourselves and our pets because emergencies can happen at any moment, so here are some ways you can keep your pet safe.

 

Have an emergency plan

Include every family member in this plan and make sure they know what to do and where to go. Pets are an important part of the family so they should be included in an escape plan as well. Practice the route escape with your pets to ensure their calmness and trust during a stressful event.

Install monitored smoke detectors

If you live in a fire-prone area you should definitely install these because if a fire starts then the firefighters will be on their way even if you’re not home.

Place leash/collar/harness by the door

Keeping these by the door lets the first responders use them to help keep your best bud under control.

Supervise over flames

Don’t leave an open flame unattended whether it’s a candle, a fireplace, or stove tops because they are the most common sources of home fires. Your pet can knock over a candle or a pan on the stove and it can lead to trouble.