First responders at Inlet Volunteer Hose Com-pany will receive an animal rescue oxygen mask kit on Thursday, October 10 donated by Invisible Fence of The Tri-Cities and Hudson Valley.
The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable rescue squads to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal in an emergency situation.
Fire rescue personnel will offer a training session and demonstrations on 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 that an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires each year, most succumbing to smoke inhalation.
In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis.
This donation is part of a national effort, known as the Project Breathe™ Program, 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.