Ashland Pets have advantage in fire rescues

This just in from Ashland Fire Chief Margueritte Hickman:

Ashland Fire & Rescue received a donation of pet oxygen masks from Invisible Fence Brand through Project Breathe. This is a program aimed at helping firefighters care for everyone in the family after a fire, including the family pet.

Veterinarian Dr. Alice Sievers of Bear Creek Animal Clinic will be volunteering her time to teach Ashland firefighters how to use the pet oxygen masks and evaluate pets that have been rescued from a fire.

Pet oxygen masks will be carried on Ashland Fire & Rescue engines. This program will provide a better way to provide oxygen only to animals who are victims of a fire.

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