The department will be equipped with masks after a training session and demonstrations at the Georgetown Road fire station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7. Fire department personnel will demonstrate how the masks are used on their canine friends.
Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis, according to information provided by Invisible Fence.
The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets enable rescue squads to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.
This donation is part of a national effort called Project Breathe—designed to equip fire stations across the U.S. and Canada. Invisible Fence brand has a commitment to pet safety that extends beyond electronic pet containment by funding deserving projects that help to save the lives of pets.
More information is available at: www.invisiblefence.com/O2.
Source: Canon-McMillan Patch