First Responders with the Highland County Firefighters Association are now some of the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence Brand of Cincinnati has donated pet oxygen mask kits to each of the departments. These include Paint Creek Joint EMS and Fire District, Highland County North Joint Fire and EMS District, Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and EMS District, Southern Highland Joint Fire District, Brush Creek Township Fire Dept, Marshall Township Fire Dept, Brush Creek Life Squad, Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District, Fayetteville Fire and Rescue, Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Dept, and Peebles Fire Dept.
All fourteen Mask Kits will be presented to the departments during the Association’s monthly meeting on Thursday, March 23rd.
This donation is just a small part of Invisible Fence Brand’s Project Breathe program, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters and EMS staff to give oxygen to pets that are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires and save pets’ lives.
Invisible Fence Brand has donated a total of more than 12,400 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the life of the program. A reported 150+ pets have been saved by the donated masks so far, two family dogs by the Grant’s Pass Fire Department in Oregon in early October of 2016.