Did you know? Pet Fire Safety Day happens once a year on the 15th of July. This special, fur-friendly day was officiated in the late 2000’s, and many pet owners as well as emergency services now celebrate it annually. The purpose of Pet Fire Safety Day is to make pet owners more mindful of fire related hazards in the home, and what this means in relation to any resident fur-children.
Not only are pets often left in potentially life threatening situations when house fires break out (due to smoke inhalation, inability to escape, etc.), but pets are also often responsible for accidentally causing house fires themselves.
Pets, specifically those of the more curious nature or those who enjoy counter-surfing, are capable of causing house fires accidentally. Incidents have been recorded of dogs jumping up at stoves and accidentally turning switches. Overturned lamps, space heaters or candles knocked over by pets are also common causes of house fires.
In order to promote safety all round, Pet Fire Safety Day exists to remind individuals about the potential hazards their household face, as well as to facilitate discussions regarding the prevention of such unfortunate circumstances on a practical level. If you are a pet owner, consider practicing these activities to keep your four-legged-furries safe and sound in the event of a fire, as well as your human house mates safe from potential house fires.
At BISSELL we believe pets are a precious part of the family, and value keeping them safe, healthy and happy. Once you have pet-proofed your home with regard to potential fire hazards, consider pet-proofing it with regard to fluff, dirt and mites – with the help out our pet-focused range of products.