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Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to Belmont Fire Department
Contact: Captain Patrick Halleran (650) 595-7430
The Belmont Fire Department has received a donation of Pet Oxygen Masks that will be carried on both fire engines stationed in the City.
Invisible Fence Brand, makers of the Invisible Fence electronic dog containment system, donated two sets of pet oxygen masks to the Belmont Fire Department as part of their Project Breath. Each kit includes a small, medium, and large mask and the Belmont Fire Department received one kit for each station.
These masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires. Since the program started, more than 10,000 pet oxygen masks have been donated to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada, with over 75 pets saved by the donated masks. Regular oxygen masks used by firefighters, are designed for humans and do not work well on animals. The goal of Project Breath is to ensure that every fire department and rescue unit is equipped with these life-saving pet oxygen masks.
The donation was the result of work done by Belmont Firefighter Brent Nolan, who learned about Project Breath and contacted Invisible Fence. The company has set up a website, www.invisiblefence.com/O2, where people or companies can support the effort. “We realize that humans are the first-priority, but in many cases, pets can be saved if firefighters have the right equipment,” said Greg Clore, Owner of Invisible Fence of the Bay. “Project Breathe is simply a way of giving firefighters the tools necessary to save pets’ lives”, Clore added.
Greg Clore of Invisible Fence and Belmont Firefighter Brent Nolan The Pet Oxygen Mask Kit