Our dogs are as much a part of our family as any other family member. This day emphasizes the importance of shielding them. Both your house and your pet will be saved if preventable steps are taken right now. Many times our pets can cause a fire if we don't take the right precautions.
Pet fire safety tips
- Extinguish open fires are extinguish. Pets are curious and certainly not suspicious, but not cautious. Wagging tails squeamishly knock over candles. Curious kitties will paw at sizzling grease, bringing a kitchen to a halt
- Remove knobs from the stove. They will not be turned off when not in use, so they will not be unable to be turned on
- In the case of a power outage, consider flameless candles for warmth and backup lighting
- Plastic or metal can be used to replace glass water bowls. They can heat up and even start a fire outside on wooden decks
- Near the front of your house, the store leashes and collars are available. Have your pets in the main living area for quick rescue when away
- When away from home, have safe young children. This can help prevent fire hazards from occurring. Pet kennels or in a pet-proofed room are two options
- Fire alert window clings help firefighters determine where your pets are located and determine the number of pets in the household. When you are away, add one to the window of the room where you keep your dogs. Keep up with the number of pets living with you and your new phone number
- When you are home, have a strategy. Know which family members will be responsible for each pet
How to celebrate national pet fire safety day
Put the tips into use and have a fire drill. Keep your dogs and your humans safe by following these tips. To post on social media, use the hashtag #PetFireSafetyDay.
The first national pet fire safety day in history has been celebrated
In 2009, the American Kennel Club in association with ADT Security Services declared National Pet Fire Safety Day to educate pet owners on how to prevent fires and prepare for unexpected emergencies.