District 6 Firefighters Now Equipped Pet Oxygen Masks

Local families offered free decals to let firefighters know there are pets in the home


PARSIPPANY — Two more Morris County fire departments have received donations of specially designed pet oxygen masks from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. The special equipment will help first responders with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 6 and Boonton Township Fire Department resuscitate family pets rescued during home fires and other emergencies.

The Mount Tabor Volunteer and Randolph Fire Departments received donations from Canine Company earlier this year, and Morristown, Morris Township, Roxbury and Pequonnock received donations last year.

An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation each year across the U.S. The cone-shaped pet masks donated by Canine Company are designed for a pet’s snout, which human masks do not fit. Each set donated includes three sizes fitting a wide range of pets – from small mammals to giant breed dogs — and connect to standard oxygen tanks the rescue teams carry. In the past year, at least eight pets – three dogs, four cats and a rabbit were saved by first responders who received a donation of masks from Canine Company.

“Canine Company’s mission to help families keep their pets healthy, safe and happy,” said Renee Coughlin of Canine Company. “We do that with the products and services we sell, and with our charitable giving to the communities we serve.” The company has donated masks to more than xxx fire departments and first aid

To help ensure firefighters know there are pets in need of rescue, Canine Company is offering free “pets inside” decals that families can place on a front door or window. Decals are available from the fire department or by completing the Request a Decal form on the company’s website.

Canine Company provides at-home pet care products and services including the Invisible Fence® brand pet containment systems and Manners obedience training to pet parents. For information, visit www.caninecompany.com or call (800) 818-3647.

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