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What To Do With Pets During a Fire

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Dog sitting on a carpet bottom of the picture it says FIRE TIP Tip- Place a Window Cling to alert firefighters about pets within your home in case of a fire.

Homeowners in Medical District, NV, should make sure they have a plan in case of a fire emergency. When creating this plan, they should consider pet safety. These pet preparation tips can help keep your beloved animals safe.

Preventing Fires

Pets can sometimes start fires when they are left alone. Preventing fires from occurring while you are away from the home is one of the easiest ways to protect your pets:

  • Remove or cover stove knobs
  • Blow out candles
  • Cover electrical outlets and cords
  • Turn off appliances
  • Keep the pet enclosed in a safe area

Crate Training
Crate training your pets can help protect them in a fire emergency. Keeping your pets in crates while you are away or training them to go into their crates when they are told can make it much easier to safely transport them outside. Once they are out of harm's way, the crates will keep them sequestered while firefighters tend to the flames. This will generally be quicker and easier than finding and putting on leashes.
Their crates will also provide a safe place for your pets to stay while a fire damage restoration company assesses the damage.

First Responders
There are a few simple things you can do to help first responders save your pets in the event of a fire. First, you can keep your pets' crates or enclosures near a main entrance if you are away. This will make it easier for firefighters to locate and remove them. You can also put a note on an entry point telling the firefighters how many pets are inside the home so that they can make sure to find them all. If you are home when the fire occurs and you cannot take your pets outside with you as you evacuate, simply tell the firefighters where your pets are located.
Preventing fires while you're away, crate training pets and helping first responders can help with pet safety in the event of a fire emergency.

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