Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kit Fundraiser

30Project Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide four pet oxygen recovery mask kits to the Cover Hill Fire Rescue EMS of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Losing a pet due to a house fire or toxic fumes can be a devastating experience.

Unlike humans who instinctively run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire. Far too many pets die each year of smoke asphyxiation. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen masks.

gasmask_1113728aThese specially designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.

Most first responder agencies (fire, rescue, EMT) are not permitted to purchase equipment that is not for use on humans. However, many of these agencies have budget cut restrictions that prohibit buying these masks kits. If the equipment is not on the truck, the first responders can’t use it.

Cat BoarderThe Oxygen Mask Kits to be presented by Project Paws Alive to the Cover Hill Fire Rescue EMS are the highest end kit available. The kit comes with 3 different size masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more. These durable polycarbonate masks feature dual vents and a rubber mounted 22mm oxygen adapter enabling unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. These specially designed animal masks can be used for multiple uses including surgeries, and on both conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.

Each Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kit provided by Project Paws Alive includes:

  • 3 Oxygen Masks – 1 small, 1 medium & 1 large
  • 3 Oxygen Air Tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
  • 1 Reflective carry bag for easy storage, mobility, and identification
  • 1 Laminated Instruction Sheet which includes ABCs of CPR For Cats & Dogs
  • 1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint & control
  • 2 Animal Incident Report (AIR) Forms for First Responders – carbonless 3-part form
  • 1 Pet Rescue Notice Form provided in electronic format
  • 1 PowerPoint Presentation provided in electronic format
  • 2 “Pet Oxygen Masks On Board” Decals (to display on vehicle or at station) per kit
  • 1 Instructional DVD “Pets Need Oxygen Too” per kit

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First responder agencies require multiple kits because it is recommended that each agency vehicle have its own kit onboard.

Join Project Paws Alive in our mission to provide Cover Hill VFC with four kits.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $600.

All donations are tax-deductible.

You may donate directly using the PayPal button below.

Checks/money orders can also be mailed directly to Project Paws Alive, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and please note “CH Oxygen Mask kits” in the memo line.

If you are local to Cover Hill you may also drop off cash, checks, or money order donations in person at the Cover Hill VFC located at 985 Remington Dr, Johnstown, PA 15902 – please make checks and money orders payable to Project Paws Alive. If you have any questions for the Fire Dept you may contact Lt. Tim Freiwald at (814) 539-3473.




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