Did You Get Fido?
Recently, when trying to decide what to blog about this week, I experienced writer’s block and briefly came to a standstill; lost as to what to write. I did what any modern person in this day and age would do; I pulled out my phone and started scrolling through social media! While doing so, I came across a heartfelt article about a dog being rescued from a home electrical fire; while the family was away! This led me to think about a recent blog post where I discussed fire preparation. I realized nowhere in the post did I mention our beloved pets and how we can prepare them in the case of a fire emergency. In addition to implementing the steps mentioned in the previous post for fire prevention and preparation, ASCPA lists some great suggestions to ensure our “fury” friends are prepared should a fire or emergency occur. Here are some steps I found that I overlooked but would be super resourceful in the time of a fire emergency:
- Pet-proof your home. Many times, as pet owners, we overlook potential fire hazard areas where pets could inadvertently start a fire. These forgotten areas include stove knobs, loose wires, candles, and fireplaces to name a few.
- Get a rescue alert sticker! The specific decal alerts rescue workers and public service officials that your home has pets. It generally includes information like the number of pets, veterinarian contact, and even a section if you have evacuated your pets!
- If you have to evacuate, take your pets when possible! If conditions are severe enough where the owner needs to evacuate, try to evacuate the pets in the home if permitted!
In the unfortunate event that you and your pet experience a fire or emergency, you may feel stressed or confused about how to begin the process to get your life back on track. Our caring and professional fire restoration and clean-up specialists at SERVPRO of South Durham can help guide you through the crisis and get your home back to preloss condition “Like it never even happened.”