Pet oxygen masks to help first responders save more lives

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Crews with the Columbus Division of Fire say they now can save more pets lives thanks to a much-needed donation.

The department received 18 new pet oxygen mask kits from Invisible Fence, a company that makes pet products. 

This is the second time donation the company has donated masks to area first responders.

The first donation was made in 2011. First responders will continue to equipped with masks after Thursday’s training session and demonstrations. The donation will refresh their fleet by replacing damaged kits from saves over the years.

Teresa Serrott, the owner of Invisible Fence, said she doesn’t want to see another animal die from fire-related causes. 

“A lot of pets where there are fires, unfortunately, they die from smoke inhalation if they don’t have the pet oxygen masks to save the pets,” said Serrott.

The fire chief says every fire rescue unit now has the pet oxygen masks.

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