YORK, Neb. – A special donation to the York Fire Department could potentially save more lives. Pets’ lives.
Omaha company, Invisible Fence of the Heartland, presented York Fire & Rescue with a kit of three pet oxygen masks Wednesday morning, to add yet another life saving measure to the department.
The donation is 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, of all sizes, who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires.
York Fire & Rescue Chief, Michael Lloyd, said this donation adds another ability to his department.
Invisible Fence Brand has donated more than 18,700 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the life of the program.