Waupaca Area Fire Department gets pet oxygen mask donation

  • Source: WSAW-TV CBS 7 Wausau
  • Published: 03/04/2020 01:37 PM

Pets are family. Now firefighters in Waupaca will be better equipped to help furry friends during a fire. The Waupaca Area Fire District has received new pet oxygen masks. They were donated by Invisible Fence's Project Breathe Program. “Animals tend to hide in a fire and owners can’t always find their pets,” says Waupaca Area Fire District Safety Officer Tim Banaszak. “Once our crews locate them, these masks go a long way to giving us the tools we need to be able to revive a pet.” The department received a reusable mask kit and three slip leashes. There are masks to fit different sizes, from tiny rabbit to big Rottweiler. In January, the fire department was called to a report of smoke at the Humane Society of Waupaca County. No pets were hurt, and humane staffers were so happy for the department's thorough response.


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