SAFETY ISSUE

PET FIRE SAFETY

Pets Can Start Fires – Each year, 500,000 pets suffer from smoke inhalation and 40,000 die due to home fires. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 home fires each year are started by family pets.

Are you and your pet/s prepared?

Practicing simple safety tips can make a big impact in protecting your family and pets.

Kidde – Pets and Fire Safety in the Home, has an interesting section on their website about pet training tips and household tips, also watch the video, it may provide some helpful information. They also have another section on Knowing the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning for your Pets.

American Veterinarian Medical Association has published a booklet, Saving the Whole Family, about detailed information on assembling emergency kits and plans for a wide variety of animal species.

American Red Cross – 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire also has some information about how to prepare for a home fire, home fire escape plans and more information.

 

Please take a few minutes to go over the info and make sure you, your family and pet/s are prepared and safe!

And don’t forget…smoke and carbon monoxide detectors saves lives!!