National Pet Fire Safety Day is a day when every pet owner must take the time to figure out how to save their pet during a fire. This topic seems insignificant only at first glance, but the statistics show the opposite. In America alone, about 40,000 pets die every year in fires. The main cause of death is smoke inhalation. For many people, the death of a pet is a real tragedy, thus every pet owner should know how to protect him from smoke and fire.
National Pet Fire Safety Day was first celebrated in 2009, and since then it has not lost its relevance. The holiday was established by ADT Security in cooperation with the Kennel Club. Representatives of the two organizations wanted to devote one day a year to educate pet owners about protecting animals in case of a fire.
How to keep your pet safe
- If you have a fireplace in your house or like to light candles, never leave your pet alone.
- When you leave home, remove the knobs from the stove or cover them with special lids.
- Hang a sign at the entrance to notify firefighters there are animals in the house.
- Be sure to consider a fire escape plan so you know where to go in case of danger.
- Install smoke detectors in your home and check them regularly.
- In the event of a fire, be sure to take your pet to a veterinary clinic, where they will conduct an examination and confirm if everything is in order.
- Talk to your veterinarian about how pets show symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to give first aid.
How to take part
If you still have not developed a fire evacuation plan, start celebrating National Pet Fire Safety Day with this – think it over and draw a plan, work it out so that you can act properly in case of danger. Visit a veterinary clinic and find out what drugs should be in your home medicine cabinet in case you have to provide first aid to your pet. Tell us about the holiday on social networks and share useful information; be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPetFireSafetyDay.
When is National Pet Fire Safety Day celebrated in 2023?
National Pet Fire Safety Day is observed on July 15 each year.