Celebrating Pet Fire Safety Day

Celebrating Pet Fire Safety DayJuly 15th Is Pet Fire Safety Day

For over a decade, conscientious pet owners have been celebrating Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15th. Together the Kennel Club and ADT Security Services helped create this holiday, and years later it is providing pet owners the opportunity to ensure their furry family members will be cared for in the event of a fire.

To help you protect your pet, here are a few tips.

  • Make sure each pet has one designated family member who will help get him or her out in the event of a fire. That family member should learn all of that pet’s hiding places.
  • Put a Pet Alert sticker with the number of pets you keep in the house on your front door or window. Pet stores and shelters carry these stickers, which will alert emergency responders that there are pets inside that need care.
  • Have a friend or family member who has agreed to care for your pet should you be relocated somewhere that is not pet-friendly after a fire.

We hope you use Pet Fire Safety Day as a reminder to set safeguards in place for your pet! To set up safeguards for the home you share, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle. We are here to meet all of your Pennsylvania homeowners insurance needs.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips for a Bright Holiday

Christmas Tree Safety Tips for a Bright Holiday

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it is almost time to start looking for the perfect tree to prepare for the most festive time of the year! We want your holiday to go as smooth as possible, which is why we have gathered some important Christmas tree safety tips:

  • If you will be purchasing an artificial tree, make sure that it is fire retardant.
  • When choosing a fresh tree, make sure to choose one with green needles that do not break off with touching.
  • Keep your Christmas tree away from any combustibles, including candles, fireplaces, and lights.
  • Make sure to quench your Christmas tree’s thirst daily.
  • Make sure to only use decorative lights that are specifically intended for indoor use. Do not connect more than three strands of lights to ensure safety.
  • Most importantly, do not forget to turn your Christmas tree lights off whenever you leave the house and each night when you go to bed.
  • When your tree starts drying out, dispose of it properly. This does not mean prompting it up against the house. Rather, check your local community’s method of disposing Christmas trees.

Happy Holidays! Contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle for all of your Pennsylvania insurance needs. We always go above and beyond to provide our clients with unparalleled protection in all realms of life.