: Honey Creek Fire Department
Honey Creek Fire Department recently received a donation of four specially designed pet rescue kits from a local organization called “4 Paws Sake.”
The organization donated at least one kit to all fire departments within Vigo County. The kits are manufactured by “Wag’N – O₂ Fur Life” and contain:
These specially-designed animal masks can be used on both conscious and unconscious pets suffering from smoke inhalation or exposure to toxic fumes. During a fire, a pet’s natural instinct is to hide. As with humans, oxygen is vital. The masks will provide an added level of support to the pet until the pet can get to qualified veterinary care.
“Pets commonly fall victim to smoke inhalation after a fire. These masks will assist us in giving those pets a better chance of survival. If we are able to save a family pet, it is one less thing the family has to worry about,” said Lt. Kevin Murphy.
Honey Creek Fire Department will be conducting training on the use of the new masks with their members. Due to the gracious donation, Honey Creek Fire Department will be able to place a kit on each of their first-due fire engines.
A common phrase firefighters teach to children is, “Get Out and Stay Out.” Honey Creek Fire Department would like to remind the public to never attempt to rescue their pets during a fire. Valuable time could be wasted searching for your pets, putting yourself at greater risk of harm.
Honey Creek Fire Department graciously thanks “4 Paws Sake” for their donation.
For more information on “4 Paws Sake,” visit their Facebook page.
For more information on “Wag’N - O₂ Fur Life,” visitwww.petoxygenmasks.org.
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