Statistics on Pets and House Fires

Josh Frasier
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What To Do In A House Fire With Pets

Wondering what pets do when there's a house fire? A house fire is a terrifying event, and it can be even more harrowing if you have pets. It's important to have a plan in place so that you and your furry friends can safely escape the fire. First, make sure that all of your exits are clear and that there is a path to safety.

If possible, confine your pets to one room so they don't become lost or panicked in the chaos. Once you are outside, call 911 and stay close to the entrance of the home so that firefighters can easily find you. If your pet has been exposed to smoke, be sure to take them to the vet as soon as possible for treatment. Taking these simple precautions can help ensure that you and your pets make it out of a house fire safely.

How Many Pets Have Saved Lives From House Fires

It's estimated that approximately 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year in the United States. While most of these animals succumb to smoke inhalation, some are fortunate enough to be saved by the heroic efforts of firefighters. In fact, there are many documented cases of pets saving their owners from burning buildings.

One such case occurred in 2013 when a cat named Jasper alerted his owner to a fire in their home. The man was able to escape safely, thanks to Jasper's warning. In another incident, a dog named Jake saved his owner from fire by barking and scratching at the door until she woke up and was able to escape.

These stories illustrate the important role that pets can play in keeping us safe. While they may not be able to dial 911, their actions can often make the difference between life and death.

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