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Tinley Park Fire Department Saves Four Dogs Using Pet Oxygen Masks

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Invisible Fence® Brand has donated 1,800+ pet oxygen mask kits to the state of Illinois on behalf of their Project Breathe™ Program, with hundreds of kits given to the Greater Chicago Area. With the help of local fire departments, this life-saving equipment has saved numerous pet lives, including four dogs in Cook County.

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018

Invisible Fence® Brand has donated 1,800+ pet oxygen mask kits to the state of Illinois on behalf of their Project Breathe™ Program, including hundreds of kits in the Greater Chicago Area. With the help of local fire departments, this life-saving equipment has saved numerous pet lives like these four dogs in Cook County.

According to Tinley Park Fire Chief, Forest F. Reeder Jr., firefighters tended to a house fire Tuesday evening in the 6200 block of 167th Street, where they found four dogs unconscious. His rescue crew worked diligently alongside Kurtz Ambulance to administer O2, reviving the smoke-exposed dogs.

About Project Breathe
The Project Breathe™ Program was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires.

Since its inception in 2006, Project Breathe has donated more than 24,000 individual masks to fire departments across North America with hundreds of confirmed lives saved. Each easy-to-carry kit contains three masks in small, medium and large, so pets of all sizes can be protected.

Nominate Your Fire Dept.
In honor of their 45th Anniversary, Invisible Fence is donating an additional 45 pet oxygen mask kits to fire departments nominated by their community. Anybody interested can nominate their local fire station on the brand's Facebook page here, now through Aug. 31, 2018.

Each year, it's estimated more than 40,000 pets die in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. The reality in most cases is that first responders lack the equipment to resuscitate and save these animals. These dophotosnations will give more pets a fighting chance and reduce the number of pet fatalities. The devices will be used for rescues like the recent one in Northern, IL.

"For 45 years, we've been protecting family pets, including what takes place inside homes," said Ed Hoyt, Director of Invisible Fence® Brand. "We've seen how these masks save lives. Our ultimate goal is to equip every fire department across America with these life-saving devices. We are excited to give communities the chance to be a part of these donations for our 45th Anniversary and proud of all of our team members who are giving personal time to help various animal organizations and causes across the country."

About Invisible Fence® Brand
Invisible Fence pioneered the pet containment industry in 1973, making it their mission to keep pets happy and safe. Owned by Radio Systems Corporation® in Knoxville, Tenn., Invisible Fence predominantly sells containment, avoidance and access solutions in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 45 years, Authorized Dealers have provided professional installation, Perfect Start™ Plus Training and integrated solutions to safely protect more than three million pets. In addition to Shields® indoor and outdoor solutions, Invisible Fence also founded the Project Breathe™ Program, donating more than 23,500 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and first responders. For more information on Invisible Fence or to find a local dealer, visit InvisibleFence.com or follow the company on Facebook.

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