Posted Online: Nov. 09, 2012, 1:13 pm

Orion Fire Department receives donated pet oxygen masks

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Press release submitted by Invisible Fence of the Quad Cities & Peoria Bloomington


Pet Oxygen Mask Donation

PETS TO BREATHE EASIER IN ORION
Orion Fire Department Receives Donated Pet Oxygen Masks

WHAT:
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) Members and Invisible Fence® Brand are teaming up to ensure Fire Departments and First Responders throughout the state are equipped with specially designed oxygen mask kits in an effort to save more pets from succumbing to smoke inhalation. First Responders at the Orion Fire Department are receiving three animal rescue oxygen mask kits through a donation from Invisible Fence of the Quad Cities. They will be equipped with masks after Monday's training session and demonstrations.

WHO:
Invisible Fence of the Quad Cities, Orion Fire Department

WHEN:
Monday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
502 10th Ave
Orion, IL 61273

BACKGROUND:
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 an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets each year that die in fires; most succumbing to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets enable Rescue Squads to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal.

This donation is part of a national effort called Project Breathe™ 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. More information is available at: www.invisiblefence.com/O2. Invisible Fence® Brand is proud to partner with the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) on Project Breathe™.