Our pets are like family to most of us. If a fire breaks out when they’re left at home, we want to make sure they can get out safely. In fact, half a million pets are affected by home fires every year, but there are steps you can take to help keep your four-legged family members safe.
“Firefighters have to make a decision,” said Brunswick County Deputy Emergency Services Director Scott Garner. “Every time there’s a fire, they make a life or death decision. They’re going to search the home and look for every occupant they can find. Of course the human occupant is the highest priority. That human life is the highest priority for us, but a pet’s life is just as important and we’ll search for them as well.”
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