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National Pet Fire Safety Day

Be prepared for the unexpected - keep your furry friends safe with fire safety tips and tricks on National Pet Fire Safety Day!
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When it is?
July 15
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United States
Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15 by ensuring that your pet is as safe and secure as possible! This day was created in 2009 to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety for pets. It's a great opportunity for all pet owners, whether they have cats, dogs, birds or any other type of animal companion. So let's get started and make sure our furry friends are safe from all the potential dangers of fire!

History of National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day Dates

National Pet Fire Safety Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pets as Family Members</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pets started being viewed more as family members, rather than just animals in the household, leading to increased care for their safety.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Animal Welfare Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, establishing the minimal standards of care for animals, indirectly increasing awareness about pet safety.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pets in Disasters Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was introduced, requiring states to include pets in their disaster planning process.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>AKC's Flo Siebenschuh's Commitment</div><div class='timeline-text'>American Kennel Club's Flo Siebenschuh commits to working on a program fully dedicated to Pet Fire Safety, laying groundwork for National Pet Fire Safety Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Pet Fire Safety Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Pet Fire Safety Day was first recognized as a national holiday in a campaign started by the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pet Fire Safety Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Check smoke alarms</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make sure that all of your smoke detectors are in working condition. This can help give you and your pet extra time to escape in the event of a fire.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an emergency plan</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to create an emergency plan for you and your pet. Make sure to include escape routes, meeting places, and necessary phone numbers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate family and friends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share information about fire safety with family members, friends, and neighbors. Let them know how important it is to keep pets safe from fires.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Inventory pet supplies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make sure to have a list of pet supplies that you would need in case of an emergency, such as food, water, leash, collar, toys, etc.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Research boarding facilities</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Familiarize yourself with local boarding facilities or kennels in case you need a safe place for your pet during an evacuation.</p></div></div>

Why National Pet Fire Safety Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pet safety is important</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In case of a fire, pet safety should always be a priority. Pets can easily get lost or injured in a fire and it's important that owners know how to keep them safe and secure. National Pet Fire Safety Day reminds us all of the importance of planning ahead and having an evacuation plan for our beloved pets in case of an emergency.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Preventing pet fires</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Educating pet owners about proper fire prevention is key to protecting your pets from hazards. Things like making sure you unplug all electrical cords, keeping flammable items away from your stove or fireplace, and using smoke detectors are all simple steps you can take to prevent fires in your home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fire safety awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Pet Fire Safety Day is not only important for raising awareness about pet safety, it also teaches us the importance of learning the basics of fire safety. Knowing what to do in an emergency could save you and your pet’s lives!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for Pet Fire Safety Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets Can Cause Home Fires</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the National Fire Protection Association, pets and wild animals play a part in starting around 710 home fires each year.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Smoke Alarms Don't Wake Pets</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies have shown that, unlike humans, the sound of a smoke alarm does not wake up dogs. This fact emphasizes the importance of a quick human response during a fire.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets Influence Fire Safety Habits</h3><p class='facts-content'>A survey by the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services found that 88% of pet owners consider their pets to be valued family members when making fire safety preparations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Special Window Decals Can Save Pets' lives</h3><p class='facts-content'>Fire safety experts recommend using window decals to alert first responders about pets in the home. This small step can save your furry friend’s life in a fire emergency.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Stove Knobs Can Be Risky Around Pets</h3><p class='facts-content'>The National Fire Protection Association confirms that stove knobs are the number one piece of equipment pets accidentally turn on, leading to potential fire hazards.</p></div></div>

National Pet Fire Safety Day FAQs

When is National Pet Fire Safety Day?

National Pet Fire Safety Day is celebrated on July 15 every year. In 2024 National Pet Fire Safety Day will occur on a Monday.

National Pet Fire Safety Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 15

Saturday

2024

Jul 15

Monday

2025

Jul 15

Tuesday

2026

Jul 15

Wednesday

2027

Jul 15

Thursday

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