Have you ever wondered what a fire engine looks like up close? Well now you have the chance to check one out and meet some of our local heroes from the Rural Metro Fire Department.
The Animal Emergency & Specialty Center will be officially making a donation of special pet oxygen masks to the Rural Metro Fire Department on Saturday June 7, 2014 from 10-11am.
Members of the public are welcome to bring their pets and children to have their picture taken with the firefighters and the fire engine. Photos will be available to take home along with a free photo magnet while supplies last.
Every year tens of thousands of pets nationwide die as a result of being trapped in house fires. The most important first line treatment for animals rescued from burning buildings or those that are victims of carbon monoxide poisoning is immediate oxygen therapy. Firefighters are unable to effectively administer oxygen to animals without access to specialized pet oxygen masks, which means their ability to provide lifesaving treatment to animals in need may be compromised at the time when it’s most crucial.
The Animal Emergency & Specialty Center would like to make sure that pets that are rescued from their homes in Knox County stand a fighting chance. We are donating enough masks to Rural Metro Fire Department so that each fire engine is equipped with a specialized pet oxygen mask. In addition, the AESC will be giving away reflective “Pets Inside” emergency responder decals to members of the community on the day of the event. Reflective decals help “light up” your windows so that emergency responders know to look for pets that may be inside of the home in the event of an emergency.
We hope to see you there!