The Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Council has been given a donation of 12 sets of specially designed pet oxygen masks. The masks are designed to help pets when they are victims of smoke inhalation in home fires.
Wilton-based Canine Company donated one set for each volunteer fire company in Danbury. The oxygen masks were presented to the chiefs of the 12 Danbury Volunteer Fire Companies Monday night at Beaver Brook Fire Company.
The reusable masks come in three sizes designed to fit small mammals to large breed dogs. They connect to standard oxygen tanks the rescue teams carry. Human oxygen masks don’t fit over an animal’s snout; but the cone-shaped pet masks make it possible to deliver life-saving oxygen on the scene.
Canine Company also donated 500 “Pets Inside” decals for the fire companies to distribute to families with pets in their service region.