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CFD gets masks to rescue pets from fires

May 19, 2010 3:51:03 PM PDT
The Chicago Fire Department has some new medical equipment designed to help pets rescued from fires.

Two hundred and thirty five pet oxygen mask kits were donated by the company Invisible Fence Brand. For three years now, the company has helped to equip fire stations around the U.S. and Canada.

The Chicago donation is the largest to date. It's enough to outfit every city fire truck and rescue unit.

"The oxygen masks that are carried on emergency response vehicles do not fit over an animal's head. They are much too big. So we're donating these oxygen masks which are specially designed to fit over both dogs and cats," said Bill Miltz, Invisible Fence of Chicagoland CEO.

The event was part of the Chicago Fire Department's annual Emergency Management Services Day which recognized rescue responders.


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