Pets are a part of the family as well. There are many steps that you can take to protect them from a fire emergency. Here at Judd Fire Protection, we specialize in residential fire safety. If you’re unaware of what to do to ensure your pet’s safety, then we’ve got some tips for you today. Keep reading to learn more about to keep your furry friend out of harm’s way.
Install Monitored Smoke Detectors
If you live in a fire-prone area, monitored smoke detectors are the way to go. If a fire starts, even without you being at home, then firefighters will know. These devices are crucial to your pet’s safety because if a fire emergency should begin while they’re alone, then this ensures that someone can come to their rescue.
Take Note of Where Your Pet(s) Like to Hide or Nap.
If you need to evacuate your home expeditiously, then it makes sense to know where your pet could be at all times. It’s often harder to grab a pet that’s anxious or senses danger, especially in the case of cats. Practice putting your pet in a crate so that they will become accustomed to this and won’t detect it as a negative experience.
Practice an Emergency Plan
Practice an emergency plan with your entire family, including your furry friend. Just like a dog understands how to roll over or heal, with repetition, they too can learn how to escape a home quickly if an emergency breaks out.
Keep a Vet On Deck
In the case that your pet becomes injured, it’s significant to have the number of a local animal facility at hand so that they can have treatment right away.
Pet-Proof Your Home
Make sure that no loose wires are hanging around in your home that dogs or cats could potentially chew on. Also, assess your stove knobs, fireplaces, and other areas in your home where a fire could start.
Buy a Rescue Alert Sticker
Having a rescue alert sticker placed on the outside of your home lets people know that pets live inside in your home. Make sure to situate it in a way that’s highly visible to rescue workers. Include the names of your pets, how many there are, what type they are, and the number to the local vet.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.