The wildfires in California are almost contained, and the rain has helped a lot, but even when the devastating fires are gone, many times people wonder how they can improve and protect themselves from this, along with their pets too, and also property damage and injuries. Smoke inhalation is actually more dangerous than the fire itself, and this is actually one of the more common injury causes. While the blazes are scary, the bigger issue is the toxic smoke as well. So why is it so deadly? Well, the debris that is given off when the wood is burned is actually incredibly toxic and dangerous, and there are more issues with respiratory problems in the future if you inhale this. The debris from this itself causes allergic reactions, and in worse cases carbon monoxide poisoning, and ti’s a very irritating thing for your eyes too.
So how can you protect yourself from this? The first thing is to actually be certified in first aid, and this is a good because it can help you learn CPR, which of course saves lives. But, you don’t need to know CPR to spot someone with the symptoms of smoke inhalation. If you notice someone is struggling with breathing, coughing a lot, are dizzy, or feel lightheaded, this a symptom of this. Get them to safety first and foremost, and from there, if the symptoms aren’t immediately going away, get them away from this as soon as you can.
What about your pets? Well, they’re just like us, it can be a lot be worse though since they can’t communicate as we do. You should make sure that you get out of the way, and bring your pet with you. Make sure they’re in a pet carrier if you can.
If you do need to put them into a carrier at a moment’s notice, make sure that they’re used to it.
Get them accommodated, since they might be in this for a while.
If they can’t be transported in a pet carrier for whatever reason, keep them with someone that can get them out of danger as needed. It’s good for them to stay safe, and you can, with the right person, make sure that you keep them out of this.
Remember, that the smoke inhalation is worse than anything, and it causes more damage to people than anything else in a wildfire, but it definitely will help you improve your ability to get out of fires in a safe manner. Smoke inhalation is no joke, and there is a lot that can happen if you’re not careful, which is why, if you’re worried about being in danger during a wildfire, you should have the people on hand, and the means on hand to get out of this as much as you can, so that you’re safe and sound, and you’ve kept in a way that keeps you out of danger from these deadly fires, no matter where they happen.