It’s that time of year again! Winter is just around the corner, which for many families means decorating for the holidays, cranking up the heater and lighting that fireplace. With all of this winter fun comes an increased fire hazard risk, especially with curious pets running around. It’s important for pet owners to protect their home against potential fire hazards and to be prepared in case an emergency situation should occur.
For pet owners and non-pet owners alike, installing a smoke detector on every floor of your house is essential. Smoke detectors should be tested every month to ensure safety. Pet parents should also make sure all wires, cords and candles are out of reach from canine and feline member of the family. In case an emergency situation should occur, pet owning families should have an evacuation plan that includes animals. Additionally, rescue alert stickers should be placed on the front window to let firefighters and emergency workers know how many pets are in the home.