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Posted on 10-03-2014

Do you have a plan?

Follow these tips to keep your four-legged friend safe from house fires. Thank you to the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services for providing this valuable info.

Extinguish Open Flames - Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.  

Pet Proof the Home - Take a walk around your home and look for areas where pets might start fires inadvertently, such as the stove knobs, loose wires and other potential hazards.  

Secure Young Pets - Especially with young puppies, keep them confined away from potential fire-starting hazards when you are away from home.  

Keep Pets Near Entrances - When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.  

Practice Escape Routes with Pets - Keep collars and leashes at the ready in case you have to evacuate quickly with your pet or firefighters need to rescue your pet. 

Since Pets Left Alone Can't Escape a Burning Home - Use monitored smoke detectors which are connected to monitoring center personnel that call the fire department. 

Affix a Pet Alert Window Cling - Write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets.  

Keep Your Information Updated - Firefighters are familiar with pet alert window clings so keep the number of pets listed on them updated. Knowing the accurate number of pets in the house aids rescuers in finding all of your pets.  Stop in at one of our 3 locations to pick up your free Pet Alert Window Cling October 6-10, 2014

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