High Bridge First Responders Now Equipped with Pet Oxygen Masks
May 23, 2017
The High Bridge Emergency Squad has received a donation of three sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks so first responders will be able to resuscitate pets rescued during house fires and other emergencies. The donation came from at-home pet services provider Canine Company.
Chief JT Silliman and Career Staff Supervisor Tim Hinson requested the donation after learning about Canine Company’s Canine Saves campaign to get the life-saving masks into the hands of first responders in communities where it clients and their pets live.
“The High Bridge Emergency Squad is very grateful for the donations of these pet masks. It is such a wonderful thing that the Canine Company is helping out our local Squads and Fire Departments in distributing these masks,” said the chief. “The High Bridge Emergency Squad believes this is an essential life saving device to put on the Ambulances. We are here to help those families in need — even if your family member has fur! “
Canine Company also is offering free “Pets Inside” decals to local families with pets. The decals can be placed on a front door or window to alert rescuers that there are pets in the home. To request a free decal: https://www.caninecompany.com/topic/petdecal.aspx.
“Our company mission is to help other families keep their pets healthy, safe and happy,” said Renee Coughlin of Canine Company. “We do that with the services we offer and it’s also the focus of our philanthropy.” In the past year, Canine Company has donated more than 150 sets of masks to first responders across the Northeast, including to more than 50 New Jersey fire departments and EMS squads.
Other Hunterdon County first responders who’ve received masks include Annandale Hose Company #1, Clinton First Aid Squad, Holland Volunteer Fire Company, Lebanon Township Fire Department, Oaklyn Volunteer Fire Department, Quakertown Fire Company and Whitehouse Fire Company #1.
Canine Company provides at-home pet care products and services including the Invisible Fence® brand pet containment systems and Manners obedience training to pet parents across New Jersey, New York and New England. Through its Canine Gives campaign, the company supports pet rescue and provides pet oxygen masks to first responders. For information, visit www.caninecompany.com or call 800-818-3647