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.
These 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. Additionally, many of these agencies also have budget restrictions that prohibit buying these masks kits. If the equipment is not on the truck, the first responders can’t use it.
- 3 Oxygen Masks – 1 small, 1 medium & 1 large
- 3 Oxygen Air Tubes -1 for each mask, 22 mm diameter
- 1 Custom reflective and water-proof carry bag for easy storage, mobility, and identification
- 1 Kennel Lead for animal restraint & control
- 2 “Pet Oxygen Masks On Board” Decals (to display on vehicle or at station)
- Additional items included as needed by each individual agency, department, or battalion
- *Kit contents are subject to change slightly depending on supplier
Join Project Paws Alive in our mission to provide all first responder agencies with these life saving
Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits.
We rely solely on donations to provide these kits.
Please consider donating today!
Watch the video below to view a kit donated by Project Paws Alive being used recently to save two dogs.
“On 12/30/2015 at 7:25am, the York City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from two homes and rapidly spreading. Crews found the occupant who advised everyone was out but his two dogs were still inside.
As crews worked to extinguish the fire, they also searched for and found two Chihuahuas inside the home. The dogs were removed, one appeared to be alright and the other was in sever distress. The dog was limp and barley breathing. Crews grabbed the pet resuscitation mask from Engine 99-2 and along with crews from White Rose Ambulance administrated high flow oxygen. After approximately 10 minutes of care, the dogs started to respond.
Both dogs were transported to a local emergency veterinarian. Both dogs have fully recovered and have been reunited with the owner”. – Chief David Michaels
Direct video link can also be accessed here if you experience browser issues: http://www.local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/People-dogs-narrowly-escape-York-row-home-fire-246633.shtml)
Picture credits: Department of Fire/Rescue Services City of York, D. Weissman York Dispatch, Ted Czech – Daily Record/Sunday News