Kissimmee Fire Department receives donation of pet oxygen masks

Masks can save pets from smoke inhalation

By Nicolette Hernandez - Digital Intern

Pictured: A pet-sized oxygen mask is used in 2015 by a Kissimmee fire fighter on a small dog.

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Kissimmee Fire Department first responders are now best-equipped to save a pet's life in a time of need.

Invisible Fence of Central Florida donated five pet oxygen mask kits this week to the department.

The donation from Invisible Fence is a small part of the brand's Project Breathe program, which has the goal of equipping every fire station in North America with pet oxygen masks.

The masks allow firefighters and EMS staff to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires, and could help save pets' lives.

Invisible Fence has donated a total of more than 12,400 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over North America so far. More than 150 pets have been reported to be saved by the donated masks so far, according to the company.

In the photo (above), a donated pet-sized oxygen mask is used by a Kissimmee firefighter in 2015 on a small dog.

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