For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. June 18, 2014. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) received a recent donation of 41 pet oxygen mask kits from the Reno Hospital for Cats to be utilized in rescue operations at the District’s career and volunteer fire stations.
Each kit comes with small, medium and large masks. Each mask comes with air tubing that can be hooked up to oxygen bottles inside the fire equipment. The kits are packed in a red, canvas bag with full instructions. The masks are used on pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous, toxic fumes.
This Friday, June 20, media is invited to watch TMFPD firefighters show how the masks work to save pets at 12:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley fire station on Quartz Lane.
Who: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District
What: Pet oxygen mask demonstration
When: Friday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m.
Where: TMFPD fire station 15 at 110 Quartz Lane, Sun Valley
Shown in picture from left to right; Dr. Suzanne R. Trosclair, Theresa Meyer, Sasha Esquivel, Charles Moore, Alice Hescox, and Chuck White.