Detroit Fire Department Receives Pet Oxygen Masks
The Detroit Fire Department (DFD) received a large donation of 278 pet oxygen mask kits which contained more than 800 pet oxygen masks in total. These donated kits make the Detroit Fire Department one of the only metro departments in the county to be fully equipped with the devices needed to save pets in fires. This donation was made in part by Invisible Fence Brand.
The donation was in response to a house fire where firefighters saved 15 of 17 dogs trapped. Following the rescue effort, the first responders commented that DFD had a limited number of the specialty equipment needed to help save animals trapped in a fire and would welcome more. Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 pets die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals’ lives. Thanks to the donations made through the Detroit Public Safety Foundation (DPSF) by local groups and companies like Invisible Fence Brand, there are enough kits available for every piece of DFD fire apparatus as well as the training center.
Through the Invisible Fence Project Breathe Program, greater Detroit received 186 masks, with more than 21,000 masks donated to fire departments across the United States and Canada. The goal of Project Breathe is to equip all fire departments across America with these important tools and reduce the number of preventable pet deaths. Invisible Fence is asking others across the nation to contact their local fire department to find out if they have these pet-saving kits and, if not, ask them to put in a request today.
To donate to Detroit’s first responders, visit their website at http://www.detroitpublicsafety.org.