About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Pet Safety Tips

Can Your Pet Cause a Housefire?

July 18th, 2011

Did you know hundreds of pets annually are responsible for starting fires in their own homes?  That great smelling candle might smell good to your pet too, and all it takes is a wagging tail to start a dangerous fire.  You’ve probably seen many warnings to keep kids away from fire sources, but we may not think our pets may be equally curious!

  • See The Red Guide to Recovery’s page on tips for People with Pets to read about how a dog’s attempt to get to a cake on the kitchen counter proved dangerous to one home owner, and watch a video about “Pets That Cause Housefires” for a great example of how one determined dog accidentally turned on a gas stove!

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.