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Press Release - Oxygen Masks for pets are Pawsome!
Posted on 25/08/2017

Pets across Devon and Somerset now have a greater chance of surviving household fires, thanks to new oxygen masks specially designed for animals that are being carried on selected fire engines. The ‘Smokey Paws’ masks are available in three sizes, so a large dog, cat, guinea pig, even a tortoise can be treated.

Eight sets of these masks have kindly been donated to Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, by LV a local Exeter Insurance office. The Fire stations are Middlemoor and Danes castle in Exeter. Topsham, Exmouth, Cullompton, Tiverton, Torquay and Sidmouth.

Each kit contain three different size masks; small, medium and large to fit animals of all sizes from horses to mice and the kit also comes with oxygen tubes, a slip lead and breathable muzzles so that it is easier for the rescuer if the animal is in distress.

Crew Manager, Greg Webb from Middlemoor Fire Station said: “We are really grateful to LV for their donation. In a fire people and animals react very differently. Having the correct equipment available will help improve the chances of survival for a pet affected by smoke immensely, as every second counts after a fire.”

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