'Savin Livez' safety decals helping firefighters, EMS during emergencies

They're customized for families of all shapes, sizes and even breeds!

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - For most of us, our pets are just another member of the family. So, what would you do if your home caught fire and your furry friend was still inside? One former West Virginia fire chief may have a solution.

Fire officials said during an emergency to say to stop, drop, and roll, but for some, it's not as easy as it sounds.

A new type of safety decal is hitting the streets of West Virginia so firefighters have a better idea of who they are looking for when walking into a burning home.

"If you see that there's the potential for a disabled person in there, then you're going to, perhaps, 'up your game' a little bit and realize that person might not be able to walk themselves out. You're going to have to get them out," said Scott Schill, former Fire Chief, Bedington Volunteer Fire Department.

They're customized for families of all shapes, sizes and even breeds.

"If you had two dogs, then you would buy one of the dog ones that says, 'two dogs,' and you just put them both on there, (the window)" said Schill.

After more than 30 years of putting other's safety first, Schill said it's still all about making a difference.

"The idea now is, hopefully, get the things out that can't be replaced, and the rest, it really doesn't matter at the end of the day," said Schill.

He said the stickers should be placed on all entrances, so regardless of what door they enter, the reflectors will be seen.


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