Chichester Fire Rescue Receives Donation Of Life-Saving Oxygen
Masks For Pets
First responders use one of the specially designed pet
oxygen masks to resuscitate a family dog.
Each kit includes masks in three sizes to fit a wide
range of family pets.
Chichester Fire Rescue has received a donation of specially
designed pet oxygen masks from at-home pet services provider
Canine Company. The masks, which were requested by Lt. Kris
Cole, will make it possible for first responders to deliver
oxygen to family pets in need on the scene of house fires and
Pets are at special risk during a home fire because they are
unable to leave the house without help. An estimated 40,000 die
from smoke inhalation across the U.S. each year. The cone-shaped
masks are designed for a pet’s snout, which human masks don’t
fit. Each set includes masks in three sizes to fit pets from
small mammals to giant breed dogs.
“Our company was founded by a family of pet lovers and our
mission is to help other families keep their pets healthy, safe
and happy,” said Renee Coughlin of Canine Company. “Our
goal is to get these in to the hands of first responders
wherever our clients live so they are ready to handle an
emergency involving family pets.”
Last year, Canine Company donated more than 170 mask kits to
fire departments and first aid squads in 60 communities across
New England states, including four in New Hampshire.
ensure rescuers know there are pets in a home, Canine Company is
offering free “Pets Inside” decals to local pet parents.
Decals are available from the fire department or by completing
the Request a Decal form on the company’s website.
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 Love 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.