Have you ever stopped to wonder how attached people can become to their pets? Perhaps you are one of these people, considering your pet like a member of the family.
As an educator, you can use this to your advantage. As many of us know, people, at times, can be complacent, thinking, “Oh, a fire will never happen to me, it is something that happens to other people.”
You may share fire safety with some folks and they may be one of those complacent people that I just described. Have you ever considered trying this approach~ sharing with them that perhaps they want to help keep their pets safe?
When doing your presentation where you typically say something like, “You want to practice fire safety to help keep you and your family safe,” simply add the word, “pets.” Tug at those heart strings. You’d be amazed how people tend to perk up when they think that something could possibly happen to their beloved pet.
Share with them how important it is to have working smoke alarms so that the alarms will give them and their pet time to get out of the house. If they don’t have a smoke alarm already, my guess is that they will be stopping by the store on the way home.
Try this approach and let me know how it goes.
(Pictured are Barbara Techel and Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog)