Kissimmee Fire Receives Pet Oxygen Mask Kits
The City of Kissimmee Fire Department recently received five (5) new pet oxygen mask kits to better prepare its first responders assist pets. Four of the donated kits will be distributed to each of the City’s four fire stations to replace the aging kits currently in the field, which have been used before to assist pets affected by smoke during a fire.
Known as “Project Breathe”, Invisible Fence® Brand further extends its goal of saving the lives of pets by equipping first responders with tools to help pets breathe easier when affected by smoke inhalation from fire. According to Invisible Fence® Brand, industry sources estimate 40k to 150k pets die each year in fires, with most succumbing to smoke inhalation. Each pet oxygen mask kit donated includes a small, medium, and large mask to serve pets of all types and sizes.
Angie and Tom Kurrack, owners of the local dealer Invisible Fence of Central Florida, presented the donated pet oxygen mask kits to Fire Chief Jim Walls, Lieutenant Joan Robinson, and Lieutenant Dwight Johnson with the City of Kissimmee Fire Department on March 29, 2017. Angie Kurrack stated she and Tom “are thankful the City of Kissimmee is prepared with the equipment to assist pets in distress if needed”.