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Winchester Fire and Rescue offers pet protection information

Drew DeHaven

The Winchester City Fire and Rescue Department (WCFRD) offers information to help protect your pets.

Residents are reminded to include pets in their family emergency plan and practice taking them with you.

After a recent call involving pets, Chief DeHaven recommends that family members discuss who would be responsible for getting the animals out.

Decide who should get the animal’s supplies like food, medication, medical records, carriers and leashes too.

WCFRD also recommends using a decal on your front door or window showing the number and type of pets in the house.

If possible monitor smoke detectors that are connected to emergency responders.

By monitoring the alarms if a fire should break out while you are away your pet would remain safe.

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