In September, NFPA launched its newest wildfire safety campaign for youth called TakeAction. As part of the campaign, we focus on one of our favorite things in the world - our pets (check out our recent blogs about the campaign)!
Why are pets so important to the TakeAction campaign? Well, the truth of the matter is, when your family receives an evacuation notice, whether it's for wildfire or any other natural disaster, everything happens quickly - too quickly it seems - and often, we don't have time to gather all of the belongings we need to take with us and for our furry family members.
Just recently, Megan Blake, host of Pet Life Radio/A Super Smiley Adventure invited Cathy Prudhomme from our wildfire division to talk about TakeAction and the importance of pet preparedness and safety during a wildfire. We invite you to tune in and share it with members of your family and friends.
Cathy joined Washington's Brinnon Fire Chief, Patrick Nicholson, with his K9 partner, arson dog Allie, Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office Captain Ross Holt and his K9 arson dog, Ember, and our wonderful partner and sponsor of the TakeAction campaign, State Farm’s Public Affairs Specialist, Heather Paul. During the interview you'll hear from the experts and our host about their personal experiences with evacuation, and learn some great tips and advice you can use for your own pets as you prepare.
If you don't know about Pet Life Radio, it's the largest and #1 pet radio network on the planet, featuring weekly pet-related talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets. With over six million monthly listeners Pet Life Radio has hosted celebrity guests like Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Betty White, Rachael Ray, Ryan O'Neal, and many more. Pet Life Radio just recently won a 2012 Genesis Award Honor (Humane Society of the United States), and is the official radio media sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (Read our announcement - Sparky the Fire Dog named Spokesdog for 2012 Hero Dog Awards)!
Check out Cathy's interview then go to our webpage and download the household pet and horse checklists and get started on building your pets' evacuation kit today! Find these checklists, videos, safety tips and more by visiting www.nfpa.org/takeaction.