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Keep Your Greenville, NC Pets Safe From A House Fire

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Keep your playful puppies and kittens happy and safe with a fire emergency plan.

Having an emergency plan is highly recommended, even for our four-legged friends. Do you know how to help your pets in a time of emergency? As a pet lover and owner in Greenville, NC, planning out what do and how to escape in the event of something like a fire is crucial for your animals’ safety.


While discussing emergency plans with your family members, be sure to bring up pet preparations.

A few suggestions would be to:

  • Relocate your pet cages and beds so they are near exits
  • Denote what and how many pets are in your home on an easily visible window or door so that firefighters are aware they may still be on the premises.
  • Provide names, descriptions, favorite hiding spots and other relevant pet information.


Make sure to practice emergency procedures and have children attempt to remove the pets. Use caution and be certain to illustrate how important it is that they should never put themselves in harm's way. If they cannot get to the animal in a timely fashion, it's best to vacate and let the professionals look for them.

  • Keep leashes, collars and carriers near an exit, if possible.
  • Consider how you might be able to help your pets ahead of time; you don’t want to have to figure everything out during a fire.

Think bout potential hazards:

As it turns out, man’s best friend is also a leading cause of house fires. Animals don’t understand safety measures or risk assessment, so we have to do our best to remove any risks from the equation. Chief among these risks are candles. While they add a nice touch to a living space, they are not so nice when knocked over from a pet in pursuit of their favorite toy. Depending on the style of your stove, knob protectors are another great consideration to stop unwanted usage. Removing access from a room is more difficult for certain animals, but getting a pet or child gate can help create safe zones for your pet.

Pets are like loved ones for so many of us. Be sure to include considerations for their safety when discussing emergency fire plans with your family. With just a little forethought, organizing and change, you can create an actionable plan to keep everyone safe. Then, your favorite local fire restoration company can happily work to restore any damages knowing you’re safely cuddling with your four-legged friend.

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