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The Top 5 Pet Fire Safety Tips

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Top 5 Pet Fire Safety Tips Place a window cling in your Redding,CT home to alert firefighter about pets in your home

A fire escape plan should account for every member of your household. You should also take measures to keep pets safe in the event of a fire emergency. Start with these five pet preparation tips.

1. Post Pet Decals Near Entrances

Attach decals or window clings that account for the number and type of pets in your home near the main entrances. If a fire breaks out and you successfully evacuate all of your pets, notify the firefighters. If pets remain in the residence, these pet safety signs can help firefighters save the animals.
 
2. Don’t Leave Open Flames Unattended

This preventative measure can help you to avoid a fire emergency. Pets can knock over candles or get burned by open flames. Avoid placing candles on low surfaces and monitor pets near a fireplace.

3. Prevent Pets From Turning On the Stove

Some pets can turn the knobs on a stove. Whether they release gas or actually heat or ignite the burner, this can result in a heightened fire risk. Use a gate to keep animals out of the kitchen while you are not at home or install protective equipment.

4. Store Records In a Fire Box

Keep pet ownership and vaccination records in a fire box in a convenient location. This pet preparation measure can increase the chances that you will retain these materials after a fire.

5. Include Pets in a Fire Escape Plan

Your evacuation plan should account for pets. Every human occupant should know who is responsible for animals and whether pets can be safely evacuated through both primary and secondary escape routes.

These pet safety measures can increase the likelihood that animals will stay safe in the event of a fire emergency at your home in Redding,CT. If your residence sustains damage, rely on the equipment and expertise of a mitigation and restoration service.

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