MCFRS News Release
First Responders Getting New Tools to Save Lives
Pet Oxygen Masks Ensure that the Right People have the Right Equipment
|Who:||Fire Chief Richard Bowers and MCFRS personnel, representatives from Wag’N Enterprises and Invisible Fence organizations|
|What:||Pet Oxygen Mask Donation|
|Where:||MCFRS Fire Station 31
12100 Darnestown Road, North Potomac, Maryland
Rockville - - - The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is getting a new tool for its emergency response arsenal thanks to some local pet companies. MCFRS will accept 60 pet oxygen mask kits on October 26th at 3:30 p.m. The donation is being made through the combined efforts of Wag’N Enterprises’ O2 Fur Life program, and Invisible Fence’s Project Breath as part of their nation-wide campaign to provide kits to fire departments.
While the U.S. Fire Administration does not officially track fire-related pet deaths, experts estimate that 40,000 to 100,000 animals die each year from smoke inhalation. Firefighters regularly rally to help rescue family pets and often have to improvise ways to save them.