Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blogville Emergency Drill -- Fire alarm!

Attention, Blogville! This is Emergency Services Manager Casey calling a Blogville Emergency Drill! Today's theme is FIRE SAFETY!

Do you know how to stay safe if there is a fire in your home? The first step, of course, is PREVENTION. Tell your peeps not to keep any open flames, like candles, where you might knock it over or knock something flammable into it. Your peeps should also check their stove knobs, so you (especially the kitty variety) can't accidentally turn on the stove and catch something on fire.

Step two is HAVE  A PLAN. Talk to your peeps about what will happen in a fire. Make sure if there are lots of people in the house, there is someone designated to get you guys to safety, so everyone isn't thinking someone else is handling it. Keep extra leashes located near the door (or near your kennels if you're crated during the day like we are) to make sure it's easy to help you get out. Make your peeps practice getting out (and getting YOU out!), including knowing what to do if the main exit is blocked.

Step three is HELP THE PROFESSIONALS. You want to make sure to help the fire fighters help you if there is a fire. Monitored smoke alarms -- the kind that don't just make noise at home, they send a signal to somebody to call for help -- are very helpful if you are home alone during the day. Also, there are decals you can put near your doors so the fire fighters know what pets are around that will need help. You can get them at Amazon or any pet store.

So there it is. Remember PREVENTION, HAVE A PLAN, and HELP THE PROFESSIONALS! Talk to your peeps about all these steps, and practice your escape plan. Fire safety is no laughing matter!

This is the end of your Blogville Emergency Drill. Thank you!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Casey, that was a most enjoyable and informative drill - I learned stuff and reconfirmed stuff and I think those decals are a BRILLIANT idea!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Sandra said...

standing ovations, wildly clapping. thanks

Kinley Westie said...

Me and Brinley know how to put it out, BOL BOL!

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...What a pawsome PSA!! We are going to make sure Daddy and Mama review and prctice their plan this weekend!!!

You rock, Casey!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Millie and Walter said...

That is excellent information Casey. We will double check our plans with our pawrents.

Madi and Mom said...

Casey you are a topnotch EMS director
Hugs madi your bfff and Dispatcher
PS I sent in my pic to M&S for monday. It is (not) very sophisticated but thorough I have all my equipment

The Army of Four said...

Great drill, Casey! We need to get one of those stickers.

Murphy said...

We wondered what the sirens were going off for! Good information - plan ahead!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Christmas said...

Thanks for the PSA!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

These are great tips. Thank you

Mark Muller said...

thnaks so much for this post... we absulutely can need it ;o) we decided to have only battery operated candles this year...better safe than sorry, right?

Sammy Sam said...

Great advice. Up here, we also have to plan for an earthquake.

Casey said...

I plan to run different drills throughout the year with tips on planning for all kinds of different emergencies! We'll do earthquakes eventually. :)

Astro said...

Catching up on blogs tonight.
We missed this special announcement, but sure
enjoyed reading it tonight.
Thanks for all the great tips on Fire Safety.