National Pet Fire Safety Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day is on July 15! Household fires can threaten your pet’s safety. Do you know what you can do to protect your pet from this kind of event? Don’t let a tragedy happen to your pet. By preparing for a household and by ensuring you know what to do in the event of a fire, you can help keep your pet safe.
Get a Rescue Alert Sticker
A rescue alert sticker or “dog on premises” sticker tells firefighters that you have a pet in your house. You can put these stickers anywhere on your home’s windows, but we recommend near the front door.
Keep Smoke Detectors Up to Date
Smoke detectors help keep you and members of your household safe from fire. Test your smoke detectors every 6 months, and replace the batteries once annually.
You may consider getting a monitored smoke detector, which will alert the authorities when a smoke detector goes off. You can also get a smart smoke detector that will connect to your Wi-Fi. This helps ensure that your house gets help quick in the event of a fire. Having a monitored smoke detector could save your pet’s life.
Practice Evacuation Safety Routes With Your Pet
Do you know how to get out of your house in the event of a fire? Do you know the safest route to leave your house? Do you know how to evacuate with your pet? Practice these safety routes with your pet. Make a fire escape plan with members of your household, and include plans to take your pets with you.
Know Where Your Pet Hides and Naps
Knowing where your pet hides and naps could help someone find your pet in the event that your house is on fire. You should never go back into a burning house to collect your pet, but you may be able to direct firefighters to your pet’s favorite spots.
Need a Dog On Premises Sticker?
National Pet Fire Safety Day is an important event for pet owners. At Chow Hound, we’re committed to helping pet injury prevention. We want to help you keep your pet safe! Order your Dog on Premises Sticker to give firefighters the information they need to find your pet in the event of a fire.