Oxygen Masks for Pets


ANAHEIM, California – Every fire engine and truck operated by the Orange County Fire Authority will now carry oxygen masks for household pets – thanks to a donation from an Anaheim pet owner whose rescued dog was displaced in a wildfire.

The more than 70 units, at a cost of $75 each, will assure that each responding OCFA apparatus will have the pet lifesaving device onboard.

The kits include three cone-shaped masks of various sizes that can fit over the snouts of dogs, cats and other small pets that might have suffered smoke inhalation.

“During a house fire, a pet’s instinct is often to run and hide under a bed or other place of comfort, sometimes resulting in smoke inhalation”, fire officials say. The mask allow pets to be treated quickly, on scene.

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