Back to Blog

National Pet Fire Safety Day

post img

Taking pets to work has become increasingly popular. Most workers say pets in the workplace create a positive culture, reducing stress and improving job satisfaction.

ADT Security and the American Kennel Club (AKC) joined forces to launch National Pet Fire Safety Day. This day is observed yearly on July 15 to raise awareness about the importance of pet safety during fires and promote preventative measures that ensure pet well-being.

How You Can Observe National Pet Fire Safety Day

Here are some ways to observe National Pet Fire Safety Day and protect your animal from a fire’s devastating effects:

  • Get educated: Fire safety education for family members of all ages covers things like installing smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and creating evacuation plans.
  • Invest in pet identification: Microchips and ID tags with up-to-date contact information make it easier to reunite pets with their families in case of separation during a fire.
  • Create a pet-proof environment: Eliminating fire hazards such as open flames, electrical cords, unattended candles and securing flammable substances reduce the risk of a pet starting a fire.
  • Create an emergency plan: Pets should be a critical component in your emergency plan. Make sure everyone knows where all pets typically hide or seek shelter.
  • Hold fire drills: Fire drills are a proven way to save lives. Practicing routine fire drills that include pets trains them to respond to alarms and follow evacuation routes calmly.
  • Use window stickers: Pets can be missed by firefighters who don’t know they exist. The ASPCA offers free pet safety packs, which include pet rescue window and door stickers.
  • Make your business pet friendly: When searching for a new property, look for pet-friendly fire safety features like fire-resistant construction materials or proximity to fire hydrants.

Tips To Help Pet Owners Prevent Fires Caused By Pets

Pets are naturally curious and can cause accidental fires.

  • Only use battery-operated or flameless candles.
  • Keep pets away from heat sources such as lamps and space heaters.
  • Watch out for the pet that likes to chew and check electrical cords often.

Schedule Fire Protection Services with Liberty Fire Solutions

Liberty Fire Solutions is committed to protecting properties, people, and pets from the devastating effects of fires. With over 40 years of providing local property owners with complete fire protection services, we have the solutions you need to defend your business and treasured animal companions against harm.

Call us at 844-291-9856 to request fire protection services.

Category: Fire Safety Tips