Elks Club donates “Pet Oxygen Masks” to Parsippany Emergency Services

    Because the Pet's Life They Save May Be Your Own

    PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Elks Lodge #2078 recently donated “Pet Oxygen Masks” to all emergency services of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, including all the volunteer Fire Departments, Volunteer Ambulance Squads, Parsippany Emergency Services, Office of Emergency Management and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery.

    The Wag’N O2 Fur Life® Kit includes:
    • 3 Oxygen Masks – One small, one medium and one large
    • 3 Oxygen Air Tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
    • 1 Wag’N O2 Fur Life Carry Bag for easy storage & mobility
    • 1 Laminated Instruction Sheet which includes ABCs of CPR For Cats and Dogs
    • 1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint and control
    • 2 Animal Incident Report (AIR) Forms for First Responders – carbonless 3-part form
    • 2 “Pet Oxygen Masks On Board” Decals (to display on vehicle or at station) included inside each kit
    • 1 “Wag’N Instructional DVD Pets Need Oxygen Too” per kit

    In the United States alone, as of 2013, there are 29,727 fire departments and fire protection districts spread out in over 58,750 stations.

    • There are 78,258 credentialed EMS vehicles in the U.S.
    Source: 2011 survey conducted by the National Association of State EMS Officials.

    • As reported by the National Fire Protection Association, there were 1,342,000 fires per year in 2016 reported in the United States, 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage. Of those, 475,500 were structure fires, causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.

    In 2016, one civilian fire injury was reported every 34 minutes. One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes. Published US and Canadian Government Statistics. Source: Click HERE

    • 68% of U.S. households own at least one pet. That equates to 84.6 million pets (minimum) that deserve lifesaving in the event of a home fire or catastrophe.

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