National Pet Fire Safety Day

Observed annually on July 15th, National Pet Fire Safety Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to learn more about how to keep their pets safe in the event of a fire. Every year, approximately 40,000 pets die in residential fires—most from smoke inhalation.

This tragedy is something many pet owners are not prepared for. That’s why everyone is encouraged on this day to learn how to protect their pets and homes from fire. This holiday has been observed since 2009 and remains just as relevant today as it was back then.

The History of National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day was created in 2009 by ADT Security Services and The American Kennel Club. These organizations wanted to establish a day to educate pet owners about the importance of taking preventative measures to protect their homes and pets. It has been observed ever since.

Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe

If you’re looking for a starting point regarding pet safety, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to list some steps to make your home safer for your pet. Let’s take a look at them so you can begin to protect your pets.

  • Never leave lit candles or fireplaces unattended.
  • Remove stove knobs or use knob covers to prevent animals from turning on the stove’s burners.
  • Place a sticker on each entrance to your home to let firefighters know you have pets inside.
  • Create a fire safety evacuation plan.
  • Invest in monitored smoke detectors and ensure they are functioning correctly.
  • After a fire, monitor your pet for signs of smoke inhalation.

Observing National Pet Fire Safety Day

Pet owners looking to observe this holiday can do so by taking the time to create their pet protection plan and implementing it. It’s also a good day to spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #NationalPetFireSafetyDay on social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 15 Monday
Next year (2025)
July 15 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
July 15 Saturday