Pets Save Owners

By | July 1, 2017

Last year, the department had eight animals die in a single house fire, which led Fire Chief Bradley Bonds to wonder what he could do to help pets survive.Bonds applied for a grant for pet oxygen masks and last week the department received two of them from Invisible Fence Brand.

The masks could help save pets’ lives in the event of smoke inhalation during a house fire.The donation is part of Invisible Fence Brand’s Project Breathe, which hopes to equip every fire station in the U.S. and Canada with pet oxygen masks.

The masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets that are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires.“It’s another way to help our citizens,” said Bonds.

who estimates that animals die of smoke inhalation in every other fire his department responds to. “A lot of people love animals. They mean a lot to them.”

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