Brisben FD purchases O2 Fur Life Kit, artificial breathing equipment for pets

BRISBEN – “Many people consider their pets as a close and integral part of their family,” said Wayne Criddle, President and First Assistant Chief of the Brisben Fire Department. “When the unthinkable happens, emergency services have to do what they can for those pets.”

The Brisben Fire Department has taken a step toward assisting animals in need to the best of its ability by purchasing an O2 Fur Life Kit. The kit contains three oxygen masks, three oxygen air tubes, a kennel lead for animal control or restraint, animal incident reports for first responders, and instructional DVDs and reading materials with regard to the rules of CPR for cats and dogs. The kit also comes with “Pet Oxygen Masks on Board” decals, so that individuals will know what equipment is stocked with the kit – just in case.

Said Criddle, “With this system we can make effective attempts at resuscitating animals that are victims of house and barn fires.”

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