If a fire were to break out in your home tomorrow, how would you protect your pets and get them out safely? July 15 was Pet Fire Safety Day, which makes now the perfect time to consider what steps you can take to keep your pets safe in the event of a fire. Here are a few tips that will help you do it.
Learn the places your pets like to hide in your home.
Many cats and dogs will hide at the first sign of trouble in the home. There are also some that just like to stay to themselves in secret hiding spots on a regular basis. Either way, you should learn about the places your pets prefer to hide in your home so you’ll know where to look for them if a fire ever starts. The last thing you want to be doing is rummaging through your home looking for a pet when a fire is raging.
Practice escaping your home with your pet in tow.
You and your family should have a fire escape plan in place you can practice once every month or so. As part of this, you should bring your pet along with you. From tracking down your pet in your home to making your way outside and finding a safe place to keep your pet, you should consider all the obstacles that could stand in your way when removing your pet from a burning building. It could illuminate the problems you might have and encourage you to find solutions for them.
Hang pet rescue signs in the windows of your home.
During a fire, you might not be able to save your pet on your own. However, if you hang up pet rescue signs, the fire department will know to be on the lookout for a pet inside your house. You should make the signs easy to see by placing them near entrances to your home. It’ll inform firemen about the pets that could be in a house.
One of the other things you should do to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe is install fire alarms and smoke detectors in your home. They’ll let you know when a fire has started and allow you to get out quickly. Life Safety Consultants has a wide range of fire alarm options for you. Call 888-557-0558 to place an order.