Fire Station Receive Pet Oxygen Mask
Village Vets, Ireland's largest family owned veterinary practice, has today teamed up with Meath Fire Department to supply pet oxygen masks to all 10 county fire trucks, in the hopes of decreasing the effects domestic fires have on our pets.
During domestic fires, the greatest threat to an animal’s health is smoke inhalation, which can cause irreversible damage. Unfortunately during such fires, animals seek refuge in a safe place within the home, despite the imminent threat from the spreading fire. If not rescued and treated immediately, pets can suffer from inflammation, coughing, increased respiratory rate, difficulty breathing and unfortunately death.
To help prevent such circumstances occurring within the Meath area, Village Vets has teamed up the Meath County Council to ensure that all 10 emergency fire trucks, from the Meath fire department, will each have a pet oxygen mask. Village Vets hopes to continue this relationship with fire stations and county councils across Ireland, and is calling on all fire stations to equip their fire trucks with pet oxygen masks.
Village Vets MD, Charles Cosgrave, said: ‘Over the past twelve months across our clinics, we have seen over 20 pets from domestics fires, all with varying degrees of smoke inhalation – unfortunately, some were not lucky enough to survive. The pet oxygen masks are vital in order to save an animals life; they’re as vital as human oxygens masks are to humans. Unfortunately in the sheer panic and upset of a domestic fire, pets are sometimes third or fourth on the list to rescued. The longer pets spend in a smoke enclosed room, the worse the damage will be. This is why we are delighted to team up with Meath fire department and supply 10 pet oxygens masks to the seven fire stations in Meath including Dunshaughlin, Ashbourne, Navan, Trim, Nobber, Oldcastle & Kells Fire Station. We are calling on all county councils and fire stations across Ireland to come on board and equip their fire trucks with live saving pet oxygen masks.
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