National Pet Fire Safety Day: 5 Simple Tips for Pet Parents

Posted On Jul 7, 2022

When we bring pets into our homes, they instantly become family. At Kelson Group, we believe that family always comes first, and by raising awareness this National Fire Safety Day on July 15, we want to ensure the safety of your family, including your pet, if you live in one of our pet-friendly buildings.

Here are five simple tips for all pet parents living in our pet-friendly communities, and beyond, to make sure your pets are safe:

  1. Pet proof your homes

Just like you would babyproof your home, make sure your home is pet-proof, meaning, it is important to keep all the hazardous and flammable things out of the reach of your pets.

  1. Micro-chipping or having an ID tag

Micro-chip your pet to make sure it is trackable if there is an incident and they run from your home in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. Consider a collar with an ID tag that has the name of your little friend, your name, address, and contact details, will prove beneficial. These basic identifiers are useful, irrespective of a fire.

  1. Say no to open flames

Make sure your little animal friends stay away from gas stoves, balcony BBQs, and open flames such as candles. Perhaps opt for flameless candles to avoid a disaster caused by the curiosity of your pets.

  1. Monitor pets

Even if your pet is well-trained, they are inherently curious. They may nibble at or chew on electrical cords and wires. Keep cords and wires neatly tied and out of the way of your furry friend.

  1. Evacuation kits for pets

When preparing your evacuation plan in the event of a fire, include your pet in your family plan; right from having some of their toys, grooming materials, and food set aside, to designating who may care for them in the event of an emergency. Make sure you have a to-go bag ready for your pet that is light enough to carry or load in the vehicle, when exiting the building.

It is so important to prepare for the worst but expect and hope for the best. We hope these tips come in handy for you and that you share them with fellow pet owners.


  • City of Port Moody
  • American Red Cross
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